Meet the LSLS Steering Committee!
Hannah Buckland works as a State Library Program Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education. In this role, she administers aid programs supporting Minnesota’s public libraries and focuses on projects related to civic engagement, digital inclusion, and workforce development. In her free time, she enjoys bicycling along the Mississippi River, doing crossword puzzles, and taking impractical road trips. Ask her about the time she drove alone to Alaska.
Erin Callahan [she/her] has worked at Hennepin County Library since 2005 as a corrections librarian, a Readmobile (early lit bookmobile) wrangler, an online reference & web content manager, a building & service manager, and a librarian at teeny to large community libraries. She’s now a librarian at the HCL Brooklyn Park Library. Her free time is spent with her wife, son, daughter, and big-lug-of-a-dog, Hank. She’s learning about and interested in racial equity, community-led library service, and critlib.
Keith Cich is Librarian at the Ruth A. Myers Library at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College. His work includes library instruction, collection development and pushing in chairs after patrons leave. He enjoys biking, making photographs and listening to music.
Kayleen Jones is the Education & Human Service Professions Librarian at the Kathryn A. Martin Library at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She started attending the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium and an undergraduate student and was so inspired by the lovely group of people that she then went on to get her MLIS at UW-Madison. Some of her favorite things are drinking coffee, drinking beer, watching hockey (or listening to it on the radio), and wool socks.
Leslie Mehle is the Adult Programming Librarian at Superior Public Library in Superior, WI. Her current gig is public librarian, but she has previously worked in publishing, human services, and in a medical library. If she’s not planning a library program, assisting a patron, or removing a paper jam from the photocopier, she is probably exploring the shores of Lake Superior with her husband and dog.
Alison Moffat is an Instructor at WITC-Ashland. She has served on the LSLS Steering Committee since 2012.
Julie Rustad is the Distance Education Librarian at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She has served on the LSLS Steering Committee since 2015.
Maggie Sullivan is currently working for St. Paul Public Libraries as a Library Customer Service Assistant and is completing her Master’s in Library and Information Science at St. Catherine University. In her spare time, Maggie loves volunteering at the Eoin McKiernan Library, as well as kayaking, skiing (downhill and cross country), hiking and reading!
Lisa Wheeler is the Cataloging Librarian at the University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library. Her work centers on copy and original cataloging, processing and managing government documents, and some systems related duties. In her free time, Lisa enjoys reading, yoga, and watching horror movies. She has served on the LSLS Steering Committee since Fall 2018.