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ABOUT our Team: Cindy Fesemyer

Cindy Fesemyer

Helping information organizations see the big picture as they strive for equity and social justice is Cindy Fesemyer's passion as the Principal of Fesemyer Consulting, LLC.

Community engagement staff trainings, strategic planning, engaged leadership, and keynoting are her areas of expertise. She is employed at the WI State Library as their first Adult and Community Services Consultant. Previously, she served seven years as Director of the Columbus Public Library (WI), named a finalist for Library Journal's 2017 Best Small Library in America. She sits on the board of the Public
Library Association and is a Trustee for the Madison Public Library.


Librarianship is Cindy's second career. After 14 years managing non-profits, she earned her MLIS from UW-Madison in 2012.

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Cindy has a passion for community engagement and big picture thinking.

Recent Presentations & Publications

  • Chapter Contributor, "Partnering for Great Impact" and "Respect and Compromise Aid School-City Partnership" in M. Davis-Fournier (Ed.) Ask Listen Empower: Grounding Your Library Work in Community Engagement. Chicago, IL: ALA Publishing, Inc. (2021)

Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • American Library Association

  • Public Library Association

  • Association of Rural & Small Libraries

  • Wisconsin Library Association

  • Grade 1 Library Director certification in the state of WI; MLIS UW-Madison 2012

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