Professional Development Office
The Professional Development Office (PDO) supports the advancement and development of library staff in all Indiana libraries for improved services to the citizens of Indiana. The PDO includes specialists in the areas of programming, children’s services, continuing education opportunities, and services available from the Indiana State Library.
PDO Supervisor - Kara Cleveland, 317-232-3718, email@example.com
Oversees the work of the Professional Development Office. Acts as Co-Director of the Indiana Center for the Book. Acts as the Regional Coordinator for the Indianapolis Public Library.
Children’s Services Consultant - Beth Yates, 317-234-5649, firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides consulting and programming support in the area of children’s and young adult services.
Regional Coordinators act as liaisons for the Indiana State Library and libraries of all types in different regions of Indiana.
- Map of regions covered by each regional coordinator
- County list of public and institutional libraries covered by each regional coordinator
Northeast Regional Coordinator - Paula Newcom, 317-447-0452, email@example.com
Special areas of expertise include public libraries, webpage development, INSPIRE, and reference services.
Northwest Regional Coordinator - Laura Jones, 317-691-5884, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special areas of expertise include information literacy and collection development.
Southeast Regional Coordinator - Courtney Brown, 317-910-5777, email@example.com
Special areas of expertise include public libraries, Evergreen, makerspaces, and programming.
Southwest Regional Coordinator - George Bergstrom, 317-447-2242, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special areas of expertise include educational use of games, research strategies, and information literacy instruction.
PDO PN 4-14-2020