I am happy to announce that Reagen Thalacker will join the SELCO staff as the new Regional Librarian on Tuesday, October 1.
During the coming weeks, Reagen will move to the Rochester area from Marshall, Minnesota where she has been working as the SAMMIE Executive Director. In her role at SAMMIE, one of Minnesota’s seven multitype regions, she has worked cooperatively with library staff members in 18 counties, designed a variety of training opportunities, and created teen programming kits. Reagan has participated in the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) and the Minnesota Educational Media Organization (MEMO) and taken part in advocating for libraries at the Minnesota Legislature.
Before heading up SAMMIE, she was employed by the Alfred Dickey Public Library in Jamestown, North Dakota. She managed a special library contracted to the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, also in Jamestown. During 2010, Reagan was a participant in the American Library Association’s (ALA) Emerging Leaders program. Reagan has a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
In her role of Regional Librarian, Reagen Thalacker, will provide program support to SELCO/SELS members, coordinate communication, marketing, and advocacy activities, and help SELCO foster statewide library relationships, especially Interlibrary Loan and the Summer Reading Program.
Please help me welcome, Reagen to SELCO, and invite her to visit your community and library!
Ann B. Hutton, Executive Director