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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
    Shannon Schultz
    (608) 266-7270
  • Public Library Data and Finance
    Jamie McCanless
    (608) 266-3939
  • Public Library Technology, E-rate
    Contact John DeBacher
  • Public Library Youth and Inclusive Services

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

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 Inclusive Services

Wisconsin Library Board Resources


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