Professional Development Office (PDO) includes specialists in the areas of programming, children’s services, continuing education opportunities, and services available from the Indiana State Library.
317-234-5650 or 800-451-6028 (Indiana only), StatewideServices@library.IN.gov
Professional Development Office (PDO) Staff
PDO Supervisor – Suzanne Walker
Oversees the Professional Development Office. Provides consulting and programming support to Indiana libraries on a variety of topics.
Children’s Services Consultant – Beth Yates
Provides consulting and programming support in the area of children’s and young adult services.
Are part of the Professional Development Office (PDO) and act as liaisons for the Indiana State Library and libraries of all types in different regions of Indiana.
Central Indiana Coordinator – Karen Ainslie
Northeast Regional Coordinator – Paula Newcom
Northwest Regional Coordinator – Kimberly Brown-Harden
Southeast Regional Coordinator – Courtney Allison
Southwestern Regional Coordinator – Amber Painter
Map of regions covered by each regional coordinator. Click here.
Certification Program Director / Legal Consultant – Cheri Harris
Administers all aspects of the Public Librarian Certification Program and serves as a consultant to library staff and trustees on certification issues and other legal matters.
Library Development Office (LDO) Staff
317-232-3697 or 800-451-6028 (Indiana only)
Library Development Office Supervisor – Steven Schmidt
Oversees Library Development Office.
Public Library Services Consultant – Karen Ainslie
Provides general consultation to library staff and trustees, and specific consultation on library finance, and coordinates the Indiana e-rate program.
Public Library Services & LSTA Consultant – Jennifer Clifton
Directs the collection, retrieval, analysis and publication of data from all types of Indiana libraries; coordinates, oversees and consults with libraries regarding LSTA programs, applications, and grant writing. Provides consultant and advisory services to public librarians and trustees.
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