Northern Wisconsin ILS Consortium Exploration (NICE)

Northern Waters Library Service (NWLS) and Wisconsin Valley Library Service (WVLS) are collaborating to engage in a comprehensive joint ILS consortium exploration project to determine value and feasibility of an ILS merger between our two systems and respective ILS consortia.

NWLS and WVLS applied for and received LSTA funding for this project and are working with WiLS consultants to guide the process. The exploration will revisit the Project WIN initiative and other successful ILS mergers. Both library systems are in the process of evaluating their current Integrated Library System products and considering other vendors.

Wisconsin Valley Library Service
Northern Waters Library Service
Wisconsin Valley Library Service
Northern Waters Library Service
Northern Waters Library Service

Meet the NICE Exploration Team

  • Alexander Johnson, Marathon County Public, Library Support Services Manager
  • Gina Rae, NWLS Database and Support Specialist
  • Jackee Johnson, NWLS ILS Administrator
  • Katie Zimmermann, WVLS ILS Administrator
  • Molly Lank-Jones, Hayward Library Director
  • Peggy O’Connell, Minocqua Library Director
  • Rachel Metzler, WVLS Database and Support Specialist
  • Sue Heskin, Superior Library Director
  • Tammie Blomberg, Rib Lake Library Director
  • Teresa Schmidt, Mercer Library Director
  • Sara Klemann, Eagle River Library Director
  • Kelly Wiisanen, Superior Public Library, Youth and Family Resources Manager
  • Laurie Ollhoff, Merrill Library Director
  • Katelyn Sabelko, Marathon County Public Library, Library Services Manager