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Wisconsin Public Library Communications

The Public Library Development Team moderates the following six (6) email lists, each organized around library information and topics relevant to their targeted audiences*. Please contact the listserv administrator for more information and to inquire about subscribing to a specific list:

List Name Target Audience Admins/Email Contact
LIBCERTCE Wisconsin library system staff covering director certification and continuing education; closed discussion group

Shannon Schultz

shannon.schultz@dpi.wi.gov

LIBRARYIT Wisconsin library system technology staff; closed discussion group

John DeBacher

john.debacher@dpi.wi.gov

WISPUBDIR Wisconsin Public Library Directors only; DPI announcements only. Subscribe/Unsubscribe unavailable. 

Shannon Schultz

shannon.schultz@dpi.wi.gov

WISSYSDIR Wisconsin Library System Directors only; closed discussion group

John DeBacher

john.debacher@dpi.wi.gov

YS Wisconsin Library Staff Serving Children, Teens, and Families; DPI announcements only

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt

tessa.schmidt@dpi.wi.gov

YSANDSN Wisconsin Youth Services and Inclusive Services System Staff and Liaisons; closed discussion group

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt

tessa.schmidt@dpi.wi.gov

The Future of DPI Library Communications

The Wisconsin Division for Libraries and Technology (DLT) established WISPUBLIB in 1994 as a venue to discuss public library issues of interest to the state's public library community. That email list was replaced by DPI Google+ Communities in late 2015 until they were sunsetted by Google in April 2019. The Public Library Development Team (PLD) understands the value of open and trustworthy communications, and discussion of a replacement for the communities is in the works among Wisconsin library systems. 

 

*Listservs not open to general audiences. All subscriptions are subject to approval by list administrators.

For questions about this information, contact Maria Ingraham (608) 266-9534