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Library > Services for Libraries > Professional Development Office Professional Development Office

The Professional Development Office (PDO) supports the advancement and development of library staff in all Indiana libraries for improved services to the citizens of Indiana. The PDO includes specialists in the areas of programming, children’s services, continuing education opportunities, and services available from the Indiana State Library.

PDO Staff

(317) 232-3697 or (800) 451-6028 (Indiana only),  

Associate Director of Statewide Services - Wendy Knapp, 317-232-3691,

PDO Supervisor - Suzanne Walker, 317-232-3718,
Oversees the work of the Professional Development Office. Acts as Director of the Indiana Center for the Book.

Certification Program Director - Emily Kruse Schaber, 317-234-6217,
Administers all aspects of the Public Librarian Certification Program and serves as a consultant to library staff and trustees on certification issues.

Children’s Services Consultant - Angela Dubinger, 317-234-5649,
Provides consulting and programming support in the area of children’s and young adult services.

Evergreen Indiana Program Coordinator - Anna Goben, 317-234-6624,
Oversees the Evergreen Indiana open-source integrated library system initiative, including training, data conversion, membership development and other related duties.

Regional Coordinators act as liaisons for the Indiana State Library and libraries of all types in different regions of Indiana.

Central Indiana Coordinator - Karen Ainslie, 317-232-1938,
Special areas of expertise include library finance and the Indiana e-rate program.

Northeast Regional Coordinator - Paula Newcom, 317-447-0452,
Special areas of expertise include public libraries and reference services.

Northwest Regional Coordinator - Kimberly Brown-Harden, 317-650-8492,
Special areas of expertise include information literacy and collection development.

Southeast Regional Coordinator - Beth Yates, 317-517-1738,
Special areas of expertise include public libraries and programming.

Southwest Regional Coordinator - Amber Painter, 317-605-3772,
Special areas of expertise include medicine/health and academic librarianship.

PDO SW 11-24-2015