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Public Library Development Team

Staff Contacts

John DeBacher
(608) 267-9225
Director, Public Library Development
Public Library Technology, E-rate

Shannon Schultz
(608) 266-7270
Public Library Administration
Public Librarian Certification and Continuing Education

Michael Dennison
(608) 266-5196
Public Library Data, Funding, and Compliance

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
(608) 267-5077
Youth Services, Inclusive Services, LSTA

Maria Ingraham
(608) 266-9534
Operations Program Associate

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

Other Resources

The Division for Libraries and Technology's Public Library Development Team supports public libraries and regional systems on behalf of Wisconsin residents to ensure equitable access to library services. We serve as stewards of state and federal funds and sustainers of statutory compliance. We strive to empower public library and regional system staff and stakeholders to aid in the fulfillment of community goals. 

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 Maria Ingraham (608) 266-9534