The Committee

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Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965


The committee is hard at work to create a great conference for you!  If you have any questions, please contact them directly or send an email to

Conference Committee Chair
Joshua Cowles
Fond du Lac Public Library

Conference Committee Co-Chair 
Jennifer Haas Thiele
Marinette County Consolidated Library Service

Book Signing Chair/Major Speakers
Jill Fuller
Bridges Library System 

Booklet Chair
Desiree Bongers
Ripon Public Library 

Exhibits Co-Chairs
Shannon Schultz
Department of Public Instruction 

Cindy Fesemyer
Columbus Public Library 

Exhibits Vendor Liaisons
Matthew Kopyar
Quality Books

Eric Shotwell
Ingram Content Group 

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs
Jenna Assmus
Rio Community Library

Kristine Millard
Lodi Woman's Club Public Library 

Zoe Nissen
UW-Madison SLIS 

Partnership Chair
Karen Jander 
UW-Milwaukee Libraries 

Program Co-Chairs
Steev Baker
Sun Prairie Public Library  

Melody Clark

Bekky Vrabel
UW-Green Bay Library 

Publicity Co-Chairs
Jamie Matczak
Nicolet Federated Library System 

Angela Meyers
Bridges Library System 

Registration Co-Chairs
Beth Kucera

Amy Waldman
Milwaukee Public Library 

Technology Co-Chairs
Wyatt Ditzler
Beloit Public Library 

Kris Houtler
Reedsburg Public Library 

WLA Conference Liaison
Brigitte Rupp Vacha