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Wisconsin Libraries: Past, Present, and Future

October 26, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Mead Public Library • • Sheboygan
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Mead Public Library
710 N 8th St
Sheboygan , WI

Libraries play a central role in establishing and informing communities. Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the founding of Mead Library with an engaging talk by Laura Sauser and Nyama Reed from the Wisconsin Library Association, hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.

Hear about the pivotal role libraries have played in Wisconsin and about the early advocates instrumental in their development––including in the founding of local libraries such as Mead. The talk will also provide a snapshot of the vital role libraries play in Wisconsin today––in college campuses, corporations, rural villages, urban areas, and more­­––and will turn to examine the changing face of libraries in Wisconsin looking forward into the future.

The talk will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, and includes a reception from 6-7 p.m. in The Loft at Mead Library, with the presentation to follow in the Rocca Room.

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Presented at the Mead Public Library in Sheboygan by the Wisconsin Academy in partnership with the Mead Public Library Foundation. 


With over 20 years of experience in librarianship, Nyama Y. Reed is proud to serve as the 2022 President of the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA). She has led the Whitefish Bay Public Library as Director for eight years, having moved to Wisconsin from Michigan in 2011.

Laura Sauser joined the Wisconsin Library Association as Executive Director in August 2021.  An Iowa native, she brings over 25 years of cross- industry experience in philanthropy (both fundraising and grant making), marketing, public relations, community relations, and more recently, librarianship into this role.

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