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Marie Bonde, Lester Public Library (Spring 2022 - Fall 2023)

Marie Bonde has been employed at the Lester Public Library, along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, for nearly 11 years. She has served Two Rivers library patrons in different capacities before accepting her current position as Customer Service Coordinator in 2016. As in so many small libraries, Marie's duties include an assortment of interesting tasks such as supervising and training circulation staff, scheduling, cataloging books, coordinating volunteers, and selecting and delivering materials to the area's home bound patrons and nursing care facilities.

Tom Carson, W. J. Niederkorn Library (Spring 2022 - Fall 2023)

Tom Carson serves as Library Director of the W. J. Niederkorn Library in Port Washington, WI, located just north of Milwaukee on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. Prior to being a director, Tom served as Head of Reference and Adult Services for the Kenosha Public Library for 17 years. He began his library career as a reference librarian at the Oshkosh Public Library. He is heading into his 33rd year working in libraries. He has been a strong advocate and user of Badgerlink since its inception. It is one of State’s best resources.

Toni Heinowski, Muskego Norway School District (Spring 2022 - Fall 2023)

Toni Heinowski has taught all grades K-8th at one time in her career. Currently, she is the 4K-8th grade Librarian in the Muskego Norway School District. She serves as the Muskego Norway Schools Representative on Muskego Public Library's Board of Trustees. She works in multiple buildings and enjoys working with a wide variety of students and teachers.

Karen L Howell, Clear Lake School District (Fall 2019 - Fall 2022)

With over 5 years of experience in school librarianship, Karen Howell is currently the Reading Specialist / Title 1 Coordinator at Clear Lake School District. Her previous teaching and library experience was at the Shell Lake School District as Library Director, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Adult Basic Education, and at North St. Paul/Oakdale as an elementary reading interventionist.

Julie Pohlman, University of Wisconsin System Administration (Fall 2019 - Fall 2022)

Julie Pohlman has been the Library Program Director for the University of Wisconsin System Administration for over four years. In this role she provides systemwide library resources and administers the UW consortial activities. She has worked professionally in libraries for 21 years, primarily in collections and reference and public services.

Katie Roberts, Wisconsin Technical College System (Fall 2019 - Fall 2022)

Katie Roberts has worked for the past eight years as Education Director of Education, Hospitality/Tourism and Human Services program areas for the Wisconsin Technical College System office in Madison, Wisconsin. She is responsible for working with the 16 technical colleges in the realms of curriculum development, policy dissemination and serves as the liaison to various statewide committees in her fields of responsibility.

Roberts is in the midst of work on her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Edgewood College, has an Ed.S. in Career and Technical Education and an M.S.Ed. in Adult and Continuing Education.

Julie Schultz, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (Fall 2019 - Fall 2022)

Julie Schultz has been the Adult Education Coordinator/GED Instructor for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin since 2017. Previously, Julie taught and supported children and families through Head Start. She is a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, a wife, a mother of five, and lifelong educator.

Neeyati Shah, Madison Public Library (Spring 2022 - Fall 2023)

Neeyati Shah has been a Community Engagement Librarian at Madison Public Library since 2018. She divides her time between delivering reference services at the Central Library, which serves as the Resource Library for the South Central Library System, and facilitating community partnerships and services for adults. She is also the Electronic Resources Librarian for MPL and works with a team to make decisions about database subscriptions. Neeyati earned her MLIS from the University of British Columbia and has a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan.

Stephanie Snyder, Milwaukee Public School District (Spring 2022 - Fall 2023)

Stephanie Snyder is currently the librarian for Bay View High School in the Milwaukee Public School District (MPS). She earned a B.A. in English from University of Illinois at Chicago Campus (1993) and an MLIS from Dominican University (1999). She began teaching in 1996 for Chicago Public Schools and has worked in public schools in Shorewood, WI and Brown Deer, WI before joining MPS in 2021. She is also a member of the UWM National Writing Project, where she continues to support teachers and students in a love of writing as well as reading.

Julia Waggoner, Northland College (Fall 2019 - Fall 2022)

Julia Waggoner has been at Northland College for 25 years, 21 of them in her current position as library director. Previous to that, she was director at Washburn Public Library for a year and volunteered at NWLS for a year, serving in several capacities. She moved to northern Wisconsin from Omaha, Nebraska, where she worked at Creighton University as a reference librarian. Waggoner earned her MLS at the University of Iowa and has an MA in English from Iowa State University, from which she also earned her BA.