Monday, October 20, 2014

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt is WLA's Librarian of the Year!

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt - a.k.a.,
Librarian of the Year!
The Wisconsin Library Association recently announced their annual award winners. We are positively over the moon to celebrate one of the award winners in particular: Tessa Michaelson Schmidt is Librarian of the Year, an award given for outstanding leadership and accomplishment in library service.

Tessa's name is familiar to probably every youth services librarian in Wisconsin. In her work with the Department of Public Instruction's Public Library Development team, Tessa travels around the state working with library systems to bring exciting and vital programs to public libraries of all shapes and sizes. From continuing education opportunities to the awesome Growing Wisconsin Readers program, Tessa's work with DPI enriches the services that public libraries are able to provide.

It's incredibly exciting for Tessa to be receiving this well-deserved honor. Her positive energy and constant support for youth and special services in public libraries is hugely appreciated.

It's safe to assume we're Kermit-levels of excitement about this announcement!!
Let's show some YSS love for Tessa! If you'd like to leave a note for Tessa celebrating her as Librarian of the Year, please feel free to do so in the comments section!

Read about Tessa's work at the DPI website.

WLA will honor Tessa and the other annual award winners at the Annual Conference, which is coming up in just a few weeks!

Awards Reception
5:30-7:00 PM Thursday, November 6 

You will also have the opportunity to hear Tessa speak about leadership in youth services in this session:

Homegrown Leadership for Youth Services Librarians: Cultivating Your Inner Leader
2:45-3:30 PM Wednesday, November 5


Kristin said...

Congratulations Tessa! I'm so happy for you. What an absolutely excellent choice.

Tessa Schmidt said...

Thank you Kristin! It's a huge honor.

Marge Loch-Wouters said...

So well deserved. Proud of your work and leadership in our state. Lucky us!

Tessa Schmidt said...

Lucky ME to be able to work with all of the fabulous youth services folks around the state. Thanks for being encouraging and supportive from Day One, Marge!

Andrea/ said...

Bravo Tessa! Thanks for all of the hard work you do to keep our libraries vibrant! Knowledge is freedom.

Tessa Schmidt said...

Thank you Andrea! I'm proud to represent our libraries!

LDM said...

Tessa, thank you so much for all you do for libraries and youth services folks in particular. We REALLY appreciate your good work and good cheer :)

Tessa Schmidt said...

Thanks Laura! It's a pleasure working with great librarians like yourself.