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.