Regional Librarian Reagen Thalacker was honored last weekend at a gala celebrating 50 Distinguished Alumni of UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies. The award “honors those who, through their lives and work, exemplify the breadth, diversity, culture, and spirit of the School of Information Studies and its research, academics, practice and community engagement.”
“I’ve been fortunate to work in a number of highly different library environments but I’m proudest of the fact that all have been in service to small and rural library communities,” Thalacker said. “Having been raised in a town of less than 300, I know from experience the impact that a small and rural library can have on a person and am pleased that I am now able to work with the current generation of library staff as they make their own mark on these communities.”
SELCO Executive Director Krista Ross said, “We are thrilled to see Reagen’s dedication to the SELCO/SELS member libraries recognized. Her professionalism and attention to detail make her a valuable member of our team.”
Another Minnesota librarian, Great River Regional Library Director Karen Pundsack, was also honored at the gala.