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LSTA Advisory Committee Members

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Committee

Members of the committee are appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to serve staggered 4-year terms. The committee meets at least twice each year, usually in spring and fall. In addition, online meetings may be scheduled when time-sensitive input is needed from the committee by the Division. As a part of each LSTA Advisory Committee meeting, time will be set aside for a public hearing where other persons interested in the LSTA program may make comments and suggestions. It is expected that committee members do their best to serve their complete terms, attend each meeting, and participate fully with respect for the role for which they are serving for the Division and the State of Wisconsin.

Membership on the 12 person advisory committee includes representatives of all types of libraries and public library systems and representatives from different sizes of libraries and different geographic areas of the state. Equity is a core value of the vision of the Department of Public Instruction, and the Division of Libraries and Technology strives for an inclusive representation of library professionals on the LSTA Advisory Committee. Applicants are encouraged to highlight personal identifiers and/or professional experiences that diversify the perspectives and voices on the committee. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis for both full-term positions and vacancies. Contact Shannon Schultz to request an application or to nominate a potential committee member.

Current Committee Members

Name Title Library Term Ends
Brian Williams-Van Klooster Library Director Greendale Public Library December 31, 2020
Chris Baker Teen Services & Technology Coordinator Portage Public Library December 31, 2020
Jamie Mercer Head of Children’s Services W. J. Niederkorn Library December 31, 2020
Becky Schadrie System Director Manitowoc-Calumet Library System December 31, 2020
Jennifer Peterson Pre K-12 District Library Media Supervisor Menasha Joint School District December 31, 2022
Brittany Larson Library Director Muskego Public Library December 31, 2022
Brooke Newberry Collaborative Consultant Winding Rivers Library System December 31, 2022
Larry Oathout Library Director Portage County Public Library December 31, 2022
Jennifer Bernetzke

ILS and ILL Consultant

Southwest Wisconsin Library System December 31, 2023
Mindy King Academic Library Director UW-Stevens Point December 31, 2023
Samantha Johnson Library Director Cadott Community Library December 31, 2023
Keith Schroeder Library Media Specialist Marinette School District December 31, 2023