Tessa Michaelson Schmidt

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt is the youth and inclusive services consultant for public libraries at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI); a role in which she promotes literacy, learning, and access to information. Prior to her position at DPI, she was the assistant director at the Pagosa Springs (CO) public library and a librarian at the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, Tessa has worked as a school librarian and elementary classroom teacher. Active in both the Wisconsin Library Association and the American Library Association, most recently Tessa has served on the ALSC 2019 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Committee and the Batchelder Evolution Task Force.