Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Youth Services Institute Cohort

The Wisconsin Youth Services Development Institute provides professional development and networking for Wisconsin public library staff who serve babies, children, and teens in smaller public libraries. The Institute targets library staff who have no graduate degree in librarianship and/or work in rural/isolated library communities. For these individuals, there is a need to improve skill and knowledge base, foster a supportive network, and develop stronger peer-to-peer and professional community connections within the Wisconsin public libraries infrastructure. The Institute is supported through an LSTA grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the Public Library Development Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

The application process was competitive for this year's Institute. Twenty-five participants were selected from a large pool of applicants representing 14 of the 16 regional library systems. Cohort members are listed alphabetically by library system and last name.

The 2017 Youth Services Institute Cohort

  1. Jayme Anderson, Milton Public Library, Arrowhead Library System
  2. Karin Timmermann, Hedberg Public Library (Janesville), Arrowhead Library System
  3. Brianna Adams, L.D. Fargo Public Library (Lake Mills), Bridges Library System
  4. Jessi Peterson, Chippewa Falls Public Library, Indianhead Federated Library System
  5. Martha Kaempffer, St. Croix Falls Public Library, Indianhead Federated Library System
  6. Florence LaBeau, Ellsworth Public Library, Indianhead Federated Library System
  7. Jodie Porep, Fontana Public Library, Lakeshores Library System
  8. Amanda Rentas, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
  9. Kate Kirschner, Horicon Public Library, Monarch Library System
  10. Sarah Lange, Juneau Public Library, Monarch Library System
  11. Mary Winter, Shawano City-County Library, Nicolet Federated Library System
  12. Angie Bodzislaw, Spooner Memorial Library, Northern Waters Library Service
  13. Keri Rose, Hortonville Public Library, Outagamie Waupaca Library System
  14. Rebecca Hoffman, Marion Public Library, Outagamie Waupaca Library System
  15. Wendy Borden, Oregon Public Library, South Central Library System
  16. Chris Baker, Portage Public Library, South Central Library System
  17. Pamela Thompson, La Valle Public Library, South Central Library System
  18. Tara Teasdale, McCoy Public Library (Shullsburg), Southwest Wisconsin Library System
  19. Sarah Kyrie, Argyle Public Library, Southwest Wisconsin Library System
  20. Emily Zorea, Brewer Public Library (Richland Center), Southwest Wisconsin Library System
  21. Lisa Thomas, Hatch Public Library (Mauston), Winding Rivers Library System
  22. Nicole Overbeck, Wautoma Public Library, Winnefox Library System
  23. Hannah Schraufnagel, Neenah Public Library, Winnefox Library System
  24. Katie Kubisiak, Rhinelander District Library, Wisconsin Valley Library Service
  25. Krista Blomberg, Rib Lake Public Library, Wisconsin Valley Library Service
Written by:
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Public Library Development Team