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Please help welcome our new Library & Learning Commons director – Brian Beecher!
Beecher is a native of southern Wisconsin where he was a vocal performance graduate at UW-Rock County. He earned his Bachelor of Music – Vocal Performance and his Master of Library Science degrees at UW-Madison. Most recently, Brian served as Dean of Libraries and Instructional Services at the College of Lake County (IL). He has worked at Elgin Community College, UW- Rock County, UW-Whitewater, and in health libraries at UW-Madison.
Brian has been active professionally as President (2012-2014) of the Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges, and as executive board member (2013-2016) for CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.
Brian enjoys running, biking, swimming, music, and spending time with his family who are in the process of moving to Michigan. Brian replaces Patricia Ingersoll who retired in June 2016.
Thanks to all who donated paperbacks to our 100 Ways to Give project. The 307 books have been distributed and inmates are thrilled to have new reading material! Tess Alliston, Circulation Associate, led the shared 100 Ways to Give project for the Library & Learning Commons and Criminal Justice departments. Good work, Tess!