With over 20 years of experience working in Ohio’s public libraries, Michelle Alleman has led with creativity, energy, and innovation. As director of McKinley Memorial Library for the last 3 years, Michelle has overseen a major building repair project, encouraged staff development, made the library more patron-friendly, and increased the library’s presence in the community by strengthening the library’s relationships with the Friends of the Library and Niles City Schools, and forging strong community partnerships with the Niles Wellness Center, Niles SCOPE senior center, and Fairhaven. Michelle is a Board member of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System and current President of the Niles Rotary.
Jessica Horlacher is a Technology Educator at the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County. She also manages the library website, Twitter, Pinterest, and other online services, and also serves as part of the Adult Services Brown Bag Chat Team. She lives in Mount Vernon with her husband Matt, their two boys, Braxton and Kailin, and of course, their two fur babies, Sylar and Steve. She loves reading, watching college football (Go Bucks!), playing golf and spending time with her family.
Rebecca Wilden serves as Assistant Director of the Bucyrus Public Library. She earned a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan in 2017 and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Ohio Northern University in 2015.