On September 19, 2014 the New Library Director Boot Camp was held at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

The purpose of this event is twofold: to share essential information that every Wisconsin public library director needs to know, and to encourage networking among new directors. Sixty-one new directors attended the 2014 Boot Camp.

Crucial to the success of the 2014 Boot Camp is a team of dedicated library professionals who not only presented sessions but also served on the Planning Team for the event: Mark Arend (Winnefox Library System), Walter Burkhalter (Outagamie Waupaca Library System),  John DeBacher (DPI / DLT), Terrie Howe (DPI / DLT), Mark Ibach (South Central Library System), Bruce Smith (WiLS), John Thompson (Indianhead Federated Library System), Jim Trojanowski (Northern Waters Library Service), Kris Adams Wendt (Wisconsin Valley Library Service), and Denise Anton Wright (DPI / DLT).  Many thanks to the Winnefox Library System for hosting the Boot Camp information on their website and to Joy Schwarz of the Winnefox staff for her assistance.

We anticipate the next Boot Camp will be held in the fall of 2016.