The Committee

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The committee is working hard to create a great conference for you!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them directly or to send an email to play.create.innovate@gmail.com

Chairs

Beth2 optBeth Carpenter
Director, Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library
bcarpent@mail.owls.lib.wi.us
920.788.7515

"I'm serious. Get up and move. Start fresh." -- Seth Godin

Stef2 optStef Morrill
Director, WiLS
smorrill@wils.org
608.216.8319 

Where else would you rather be than right here, right now {at the WLA Conference}? -- paraphrasing Marv Levy


Awards & Honors Coordinator/Liaison

Becca2 optBecca Berger
Director, Door County Library System
rberger@mail.nfls.lib.wi.us
920.746.7115

Honoring the playful, creative and innovative among us! 

 

Exhibits/Fundraising/Vendors

Cindy2 optCindy Fesemyer
Director, Columbus Public Library
cfesemyer@scls.lib.wi.us
920.623.5927

The Exhibit Hall is where all the cool kids will be hanging out.  You wanna be cool, right?!

Laura Damon-Moore
Assistant Director, Eager Free Public Library 
laura.damonmoore@gmail.com
319.361.8128

Putting the ex-citing in ex-hibits since 2013!

Graphic Artist

Bradd Hintz
Graphic Arts Specialist, Outagamie Waupaca Library System
bhintz@mail.owls.lib.wi.us
920.832.4607 

 

Local Arrangements/Special Events Coordinators

Jamie2 optJamie Matczak
Continuing Education, Children's, Public Relations, NEWIL Coordinator, Nicolet Federated Library System
jmatczak@mail.nfls.lib.wi.us
920.448.4410

Jenn2 optJennifer Thiele
Director, Marinette County Consolidated Public Library
jthiele@mail.nfls.lib.wi.us
715.732.7570 

 

Major Speakers Coordinator

Jean2 optJean Anderson
Continuing Education Coordinator, South Central Library System
jfanders@scls.lib.wi.us
608.246.5613 

 

Programming Coordinators

Beth2 optBeth Carpenter
Director, Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library
bcarpent@mail.owls.lib.wi.us
920.788.7515

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. (Scott Adams)

Jean2 optJean Anderson
Continuing Education Coordinator, South Central Library System
jfanders@scls.lib.wi.us
608.246.5613

And kudos to our wonderful Program Track Curators!!

 

Publicity Coordinator

Jeff2 optJeff Dawson
Director, Lester Public Library
jefdaw@two-rivers.org
920.793.8888

 

Program Booklet Coordinator

Desiree2 optDesiree Bongers
Director, Ripon Public Library
dbongers@riponlibrary.org
920.748.6160

"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." -- Katharine Hepburn 

 

Registration Coordinator/Party Booth Facilitator

Elizabeth2 optElizabeth Timmins
Library Director & Programmer
Muehl Public Library, Seymour, WI (Home of the Hamburger!)
etimmins@mail.owls.lib.wi.us
920.833.2725 

The booth is a place to socialize in addition to picking up your registration materials there.  Happy dances welcome! 

  

Technology Coordinator

Joy2 optJoy Schwarz
Continuing Education/Training Librarian, Winnefox Library System
schwarz@winnefox.org
920.236.5218

 Helping make the conference indistinguishable from magic. 

 

WLA Foundation Fundraiser -- Librarians Rock! 

Bruce2 optBruce Smith
Delivery Services Coordinator, South Central Library System
librariansrock.wlaf@gmail.com 
608.266.4695

"These amps go up to eleven!"

 

WLA Foundation Fundraiser -- Silent auction

Roxane2 optRoxane Bartelt
Retired
roxane.knitter@gmail.com
262.989.2182

Be creative with your donations and stop by to support the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries. 



WLA Conference Liaison

Brigitte2 optBrigitte Rupp Vacha
Member Services Coordinator, Wisconsin Library Association
ruppvacha@wisconsinlibraries.org
608.245.3640