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),

Professional Development Office (PDO) Staff

Suzanne Walker

PDO Supervisor – Suzanne Walker
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
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



Kim90x130Northwest Regional Coordinator – Kimberly Brown-Harden



Southeast Regional Coordinator – Courtney Allison




AmberPainter90x130Southwestern 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.

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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

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
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
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.


Complete list of LDO staff
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