MELSA has named Scott Vrieze as MELSA’s Executive Director.
Previously, Vrieze was University Library Director with the University of Wisconsin-Stout, based in Menomenie, Wisconsin. He also served as President of the Wisconsin Library Association. His professional background includes work with academic libraries, public libraries, academic library consortia, and library advocacy organizations. He has operational, planning, budget, patron service, supervisory, and advocacy experience. He has worked with a MELSA member library system – the Saint Paul Public Library. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota and the M.L.I.S. degree from the College of Saint Catherine / Dominican University. He is a member of the Council of UW Libraries Director’s Committee and, as mentioned, is the 2019 President of the Wisconsin Library Association.
He will begin his new position on July 8, 2019.