Meet Indiana State Library’s Statewide Trainers

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.

317-232-3697 or 800-451-6028 (Indiana only), StatewideServices@library.IN.gov

Professional Development Office (PDO) Staff

Suzanne Walker

PDO Supervisor – Suzanne Walker
317-232-3718  suwalker@library.in.gov
Oversees the Professional Development Office.  Provides consulting and programming support to Indiana libraries on a variety of topics.  Acts as the Regional Coordinator for the Indianapolis Public Library.

 


BethSmallChildren’s Services Consultant – Beth Yates
317-234-5649   byates@library.in.gov
Provides consulting and programming support in the area of children’s and young adult services.

 

 

Regional Coordinators 

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.

 

Paula-Newcom-1-90x130Northeast Regional Coordinator – Paula Newcom
317-447-0452  pnewcom@library.IN.gov

 

 

Kim90x130Northwest Regional Coordinator – Kimberly Brown-Harden
317-650-8492  kbrown-harden@library.IN.gov

 

 

Southeast Regional Coordinator – Courtney Allison
317-910-5777  callison@library.IN.gov

 

 

 

AmberPainter90x130Southwestern Regional Coordinator – Amber Painter
317-605-3772   apainter1@library.IN.gov
Map of regions covered by each regional coordinator.    Click here.

 

 

Certification Program Director / Legal Consultant – Cheri Harris
317-234-6217   ChHarris@library.in.gov

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.

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 Library Development Office (LDO) Staff

317-232-3697 or 800-451-6028 (Indiana only)


Jennifer_90x130Library Development Office Supervisor – Jennifer Clifton

317-232-3715   jclifton@library.IN.gov
Oversees Library Development Office including digitization projects, Public Library Annual Report, INfoExpress, and consultant and advisory services to public librarians and trustees.

 

KarenPublic Library Services Consultant – Karen Ainslie
317-232-1938  kainslie@library.IN.gov
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 – Currently Open
317-234-6550    jclifton@library.IN.gov
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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