Shawn currently coordinates youth and outreach services for 53 public libraries in South Central Wisconsin. She has worked in public libraries since 1989 and in that time has retrieved thousands of archived issues of (paper!) periodicals, shelved miles of books, conducted hundreds of youth programs, presented at state & national library conferences, and has written dozens of grants. She has served on and chaired national committees for the American Library Association and has proudly chaired children's book award committees for the Wisconsin and New York Library Associations and the South Asia National Outreach Consortium. She is especially committed to creating welcoming environments for library patrons and staff and to helping colleagues thrive and succeed.