Meet Michelle Jeske, President-Elect
My title is Denver City Librarian, meaning I’m the Director of the Denver (Colo.) Public Library. People look at me curiously when I use my official title. I assume it goes back to the 1800s when Denver had one librarian, THE city librarian. I’ve been at Denver Public for almost 18 years and have also worked at the San Antonio (Texas) Public Library and New York Public Library. I had a short stint serving public libraries as a vendor when I worked at TLC CARL Corporation, a job that brought me to Denver and I haven’t looked back! I live right in the heart of the city and have a cabin up in the mountains so we are here to stay. I live with my husband, two cats and a dog and enjoy making mosaics, traveling, cooking, fermenting, reading and hiking in my spare time.
Why I wanted to serve on the PLA Board
My vision for the future of public libraries
My favorite book
Somewhere I love to frequent in my community
Photo: Michelle Jeske with her husband while vacationing on Vancouver Island, June 2017.