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.
(317) 232-3697 or (800) 451-6028 (Indiana only), StatewideServices@library.in.gov
Associate Director of Statewide Services - Currently Vacant, 317-232-3691
PDO Supervisor - Kara Cleveland, 317-232-3718, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oversees the work of the Professional Development Office. Acts as the Regional Coordinator for the Indianapolis Public Library.
Children’s Services Consultant - Beth Yates, 317-517-1738, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special areas of expertise include public libraries, webpage development, INSPIRE, and reference services.
Northwest Regional Coordinator - Heather Barron, 317-691-5884, email@example.com
Special areas of expertise include information literacy and collection development.
Southeast Regional Coordinator - Courtney Brown, 317-910-5777, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special areas of expertise include public libraries, Evergreen, makerspaces, and programming.
Southwest Regional Coordinator - George Bergstrom, 317-447-2242, email@example.com
Special areas of expertise include educational use of games, research strategies, and information literacy instruction.
MIS PN 3-4-2023