Staff Directory

Service desk: 708-216-9192 or email

Jonna Peterson, MLIS, AHIP
Interim Director

I'm excited to serve as the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Library. I help manage the staff and the day to day operations of the library, and have a hand in just about everything. As a health sciences librarian for 18 years, I honed my expert searching/systematic review skills, citation management techniques, and support of clinical students, faculty and staff. I love sharing that experience with our users and my colleagues; these collaborations have led to over a dozen publications. I have successfully mentored over ten librarians to promote the field of health sciences librarianship. Outside of work, I love spending time digging in my garden, baking and keeping track of two toddlers and a husband.


Christopher Beger
Customer Service and Administrative Support Specialist

In my role at the Health Sciences Library, I connect Loyola faculty, staff, and students to the library’s services and resources. I also provide administrative support to my dedicated colleagues by collating library usage and inventory data, creating and maintaining internal and patron-facing library information, and corresponding with vendors to keep library equipment stocked so that we can deliver excellent service to our patrons. I'm always looking for ways to improve ease of access to library resources. Please reach out to me with your ideas or leave a note in our suggestion box!

Access Services

Tiffany Tawzer, MLIS
Access Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian

I oversee circulation and interlibrary loan, identify new and emerging technology to incorporate into the library, and lead the development of the library's social media presence and website. Contact me about accessing books and articles not licensed by the library, our Wacom tablets and other hardware, or to recommend technology for the library I spend my spare time playing board games and caring for my menagerie of pets.


Nick Perez, MSN
Interlibrary Loan Access Specialist

I am thrilled to join the Health Sciences Library as the Interlibrary Loan Access Specialist. I assist in facilitating accurate and fast delivery of needed materials for Health Sciences Campus patrons which includes connecting users to licensed content, intra-campus borrowing of print materials, and interlibrary borrowing of non-licensed content and print materials. I also staff the service desk and provide support to library patrons regarding printing/copying issues, access to physical and/or electronic materials, and circulating electronic equipment and peripherals. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding any of these services. During my time of leisure, I enjoy playing tennis, listening to podcasts, reading pop culture literature, and visiting All-You-Can-Eat sushi bars.

Research and Education

Elizabeth Huggins, MALIS
Research and Education Librarian

I teach classes and workshops, provide one-on-one consults (online and in-person), and perform literature searches. Contact me with questions about any of these services. I am also the liaison to the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Parkinson, and Bioethics graduate programs. In my free time, I like to bake and share the results with my colleagues and family.


Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm


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