Lippert is new Dwight Foster Public Library director

LOGO 2019

PRESS RELEASE

DATE:              July 8, 2024

TO:                  Local Media Outlets

FROM:             Rebecca Houseman, City Manager

RE:                   City of Fort Atkinson names Lippert as new Library Director

Minetta Lippert has been named the next director of the Dwight Foster Public Library. Lippert, who has been serving as the Interim Library Director, was selected by the Library Board Monday to fill the position.

“I am delighted that the Library Board is able to hire a director that possesses both an outstanding record of innovative and popular library programs, and great dedication to Dwight Foster Public Library and the community. Minetta has the full support of the Board and I know that she will work to maintain and improve the already excellent service, collections, and programs that make our library exceptional,” said Library Board President Diana Shull.

The new director started her career at the Minocqua Public Library as a program assistant in 2006. She volunteered for a year as a Briefs Assistant at the Wisconsin State Law Library and as a Summer Reading Program Assistant at the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library and as a Reference Intern at the Verona Public Library.

Lippert has been with the Dwight Foster Public Library since 2012 serving as the Youth Services Librarian. Since June 2022 she has served as the Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian.

Lippert holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her Master of Library Science from the UW-Madison Graduate School. She is a member of the American Library Association, Association for Library Service to Children and the Wisconsin Library Association.

“I am thrilled that the Library Board chose Minetta Lippert to be the next Dwight Foster Public Library Director and that she has accepted this role. Ms. Lippert has served in various roles at the Library for the past 12 years but also brings experience and perspective from other library systems,” said City Manager Rebecca Housman. “Ms. Lippert rose to the top of the candidate pool very quickly, and she is very deserving of this promotion. She is engaged in our community, and I have the utmost confidence in her ability to lead the Library into the future.”

The City received 11 applications for the position. The hiring committee went through two rounds of interviews with four candidates.

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