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October 23-26, 2018
Radisson La Crosse and La Crosse Convention Center
200 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI 54601

NOTE: WLA members and members of the Wisconsin library community-at-large, who are conference presenters, are not included in this listing. Nevertheless, their participation is critical to the success of our conference, and we are grateful for their participation! For contact information, members may consult the online directory at https://wla.memberclicks.net/. For non-member contact information, please refer to the printed Conference Booklet, which will be available at the conference and posted on the website as soon as it's available.


Caserotti GretchenGretchen Caserotti is the library director at Meridian Library District in the fast-growing suburb of Boise, ID. Formerly the head of children & teen services then the assistant director for public services at Darien Library (CT), she developed a national reputation for innovative and technology-driven projects and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2010. She began her career as a children’s librarian at New York Public Library. Her interest in design and usability principles was developed while she completed the MLIS program at Pratt Institute in New York City.


Garm MaryMary Garm is Administrator of the Lackawanna County Library System, based in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and she serves as Chair of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development. She is Past President of the Pennsylvania Library Association and Past Chair of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. She is recognized for setting and achieving high goals, building cooperative teams, and cultivating an environment of creativity and excellence. She is a strong promoter of communication, inclusiveness, and responsibility as hallmarks of a culture of visionary public service.

Mary has been married for 37 years to Fred, a recently retired educator. He has served more than 20 years on their local school board. They have a son and daughter-in-law and are the proud grandparents of two-year-old Ethan.

Spratford BeckyBecky Spratford is a Readers' Advisory Specialist in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All, and is on the Steering Committee of the Adult Reading Round Table. She is under contract to provide content for EBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist. Becky is also known for her work with horror readers as the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Second Edition [ALA Editions, 2012] and is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association. You can follow Becky on Twitter @RAforAll.