Public Library Development Team

Recent Updates

Staff Contacts

  • Director, Public Library Development
    John DeBacher
    (608) 267-9225
  • LSTA, Public Librarian Certification and Continuing Education
    Terrie Howe
    (608) 266-2413
  • Public Library Administration
    (608) 266-7270
  • Public Library Data and Finance
    Jamie McCanless
    (608) 266-3939
  • Public Library Technology and E-rate
    Ryan Claringbole
    (608) 266-9534
  • Public Library Youth and Special Services
    Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
    (608) 267-5077

The fax number for all PLD staff is (608) 267-9207

team staff
Clockwise: John, Jamie, Ryan, Tessa, Denise (retired), Terrie

The Wisconsin Division for Libraries and Technology's Public Library Development Team provides leadership, advocacy, assis­tance, planning, coordination, and funding for the improvement of public libraries and public library systems so that all Wisconsin residents have equitable access to information. If you have any questions on our services, review our current Work Plan or contact staff.

Library Governance and Administration

Library Technology

Library Science and Technology Act (LSTA)

Public Librarian Certification

Public Library Statistics and Annual Report

Public Library Systems, Plans, and Budget Guidelines

Youth and Special Services

Wisconsin Library Board Resources

  • Trustee Essentials: A Handbook for Wisconsin Public Library Trustees
  • Public Library Administration and Governance: FAQ

 

For questions about this information, contact John DeBacher (608) 267-9225