Hi. My name is Orrin Ausen and I am the new Assistant Director at Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative. I started November 4, 2013. My chief responsibilities are to work directly with the multitype libraries, (K12, academic, & special), to improve communication among all libraries, update and maintain the TdS Webpage, advocate for libraries at the state and regional levels, as well as other various office management responsibilities.
My background is working in both K-12 and academic libraries – at Reedsburg Middle School, Reedsburg, WI and most recently at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN. My library philosophy is to promote cooperation of sharing library resources and services, to develop the best possible library practices in working with each other, and providing excellent customer service for our end users.
One of my long-term goals is to eventually meet all the K-12 Media Specialists and conduct a survey to better understand what services and resources Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative can potentially provide. I hope for a vibrant exchange of ideas and collaboration to better serve the K-12 schools.
2014-2016 Strategic Plan *(To view, click on image)
Remember 23 Things on a Stick? Here is the sequel, “23 Moblie Things on a Stick”
23 Mobile Things *(To view this exciting program, click on image.)
2014 Library Technology Conference *(To view, click on image.)