NFLS welcomes Lori Baumgart as its new Marketing, Communications and Continuing Education Specialist.
Lori earned her BA in Marketing from Lakeland College and, being an avid lifelong learner, continues to enhance her marketing and communications skills. She has many years of experience in the business community and is looking forward to getting to know the library community.
Lori lives with her family in the Fox Valley area where she is an active volunteer. A long time library patron, we welcome Lori to the other side of the desk and are anxious to get her started serving the NFLS public libraries. Today is her first day!
Lori can be reached at email@example.com or 920-448-4413.
NFLS welcomes Tracy Vreeke as its new director!
Tracy has been a longtime resident of Northeast Wisconsin, having grown up in De Pere before attending Carroll University in Waukesha. Currently Tracy lives with her family in Door County, where she has spent the last 9 years in acquisitions and cataloging at the Sturgeon Bay Branch of the Door County Library.
She has been active in Door County Reads, OWLSnet meetings (AAC), and was instrumental in getting 4 out of 4 referendums passed for the Sturgeon Bay School District when her daughter was a student there.
Tracy is excited to begin her new role, and looks forward to meeting librarians in the system area.
Carol Petrina is the new director at the Kewaunee Public Library.
Carol has worked at the library since 2013. Before working at the library, Carol was a stay-at-home mom and ran an in-home daycare service. She has a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from UW-Stout.
Carol is from Gillett, and her family moved to Kewaunee in 1999. When she's not working, she likes to read, travel, spend time with her husband and three daughters, and play with the family dog.
"There have been great things happening at the library, and I'm looking forward to continuing those things and trying new things, " Carol said. "I'm excited about collaborating and forming partnerships with community groups."
If you want to send Carol a note, you can write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please welcome Cathy Kolbeck as the Algoma Library Director!
Cathy has worked at the Algoma Public Library as the Children’s Librarian since November 2015. In May 2017, she accepted the position as Algoma Library Director.
Cathy wanted to become the director because she loves the Algoma patrons, people, and library. Being the Children’s Librarian and being familiar with the library has been a big help in her new position.
Before working at the library, she was an in-home daycare provider. She is married with two girls and has lived in Algoma for sixteen years. The family also has two rescue dogs, who they adopted. Cathy’s hobbies include walking on the beach, looking for sea glass, and going camping with her family in their new camper.
We’d like to welcome Tina Kakuske as the new Door County Library Director!
Although this is Tina’s first job as a library director, she comes from a library background. She worked at Beloit Public Library for five years, where she was the head of adult and teen services. Prior to that she worked at Eager Free Public Library in Evansville.
Tina received her MLIS in 2013 from UW-Milwaukee. She used to be a classical musician and enjoys going to musical venues.
She started at Door County on April 3rd. She loves the Door County area and is excited to be in her new role and working with the Door County Library staff.
- Megan Theys
NFLS has a new administrative assistant, Megan Theys.
Megan is a former high school English teacher. She enjoys the variety of work involved in her position at NFLS. Her first day was on October 19.
Megan's hours will be Monday-Friday from 8 am - 2 pm.
You can contact her at email@example.com.
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