Future Ready with the Library Participants

Learn more about the YALSA Future Ready with the Library project.

Cohort 1

The first cohort of participants in the Future Ready with the Library project was announced in September 2016. Cohort members are:

  • Assmus, Jenna; Rio (Wisconsin) Community Library
  • Baxter, Katie; Kodiak (Alaska) Public Library
  • Boyles, Christine; Mineral County Library; Hawthorne, NV
  • Buckland, Hannah; Leech Lake Tribal College; Cass Lake, MN
  • Butler, Tamara; Rumford (Maine) Public Library
  • Edelen, Gayle; Dubois (Indiana) County Contractual Public Library, Dubois Branch
  • Lisa Erickson; Centre Hall (PA) Public Library
  • Faill, Jessica; Marshall County Memorial Library; Lewisburg, TN
  • LaFromboise, Aaron; Medicine Spring Library; Browning, MT
  • Loiselle, Stephanie; Wilton (New Hampshire) Public & Gregg Free Library
  • Miller, Annie; Greenwich (New York) Free Library
  • Pitts, Laura; Scottsboro (Alabama) Public Library
  • Poling-Sharkey, Peggy; Panther Library; Parma, ID
  • Robertson, Deb; Kilgore Memorial Library; York, NE
  • Rountree, Renae; Washington County Public Library; Chipley, FL
  • Scholz, Hillary Scholz; Cardington-Lincoln Public Library; Cardington, OH
  • Straube, Amy; Waseca (Minnesota) Jr-Sr High School

Advisory Committee

The Future Ready with the Library Advisory Committee members are:

  • Cassi Barker-Carr, K-12 Client Partnerships, ACT
  • Barbara Blake, University of North Texas
  • Dan Gilbert, Afterschool Alliance
  • John Hill, National Rural Education Association
  • Deborah Morris, Best Buy
  • Kymberley Pelky, Youth Services and Tech, Oneida Community Library, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
  • Shannon Peterson, Youth Services Coordinator, Kitsap Regional Library System
  • Gail Sheldon, Association of Rural and Small Libraries
  • Sharon Streams, Director, WebJunction
  • Dru Tomlin, Association of Middle Level Education
  • Ann Westrich, Career Prep Education Director, Wisconsin Technical College System
  • Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, State Librarian, State Library of New Mexico