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Introduction

 

professional photo of Angela Meyers
This picture was taken at the 2017 WLA Conference in the Career Center. Provided free of charge by StickPeopleProductions.com

Hello, my name is Angela Meyers and I work for the Bridges Library System in Waukesha, WI. I am the Coordinator of Youth and Inclusive Services for both Jefferson and Waukesha County public libraries. My day to day work varies, which I love. Sometimes I’m in the office all day and other times I’m out visiting libraries working with library staff.

I have been an active member of the Wisconsin Library Association for a number of years. I first attended a Wisconsin Library Association conference when I was in library school in the late 2000s. It was a great professional experience and I couldn’t wait to go back for me.

When I landed my first paid librarian position I became a member of the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA). I wanted to be a part of something bigger and WLA fit the bill.

A few years into my career as a librarian, I volunteered to help with the 2013 Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries annual conference in Lake Geneva. I was tasked with local arrangements. At the time, I was living and working in nearby Elkhorn so it was a good fit geographically.

A few years later in 2016 while I was attending the WLA conference in Milwaukee, I was approached by incoming Conference Committee Chair Josh C. to ask if I would consider serving on the WLA conference in 2017 to be held in Wisconsin Dells. After some discussion of options, I was assigned publicity for the conference. I went on to ask my colleague, Jamie M., if she would work on publicity with me for the 2017 WLA conference. She said yes and we became a publicity team. Jamie and I worked tirelessly on marketing the conference and feel we did a good job getting the word out to folks who had never attended or hadn’t attended in a long time.

I am a fan of the Wisconsin Library Association and am proud to be a member.

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I am a librarian working in a library system in Wisconsin.

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