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Michael Watkins


Government Information Coordinator
Public Services

My undergraduate degree was a B.S. in History from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (1975).  I received and M.A. in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 1990.  In 2001 I received a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

I began working at Polk Library in 1990 as Government Documents reference assistant and a reference librarian.  Prior to that I had worked as a graduate assistant in Government Documents and Reference.  From 1995 until 1998 I was the Library Instruction Coordinator.  In 1998 I was appointed Government Documents Coordinator which has since changed its name to Government Information. I have been a member of the Wisconsin Library Association for the past twenty years and have belonged to its subunits—The Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL), the Government Information Roundtable (GIRT) and the Wisconsin Genealogy and Local History Roundtable (WGLHR). I have served in the past as Chair of GIRT (2); chair of WGLHR; and Chair of the Directory Committee for WAAL (5).  I have also served on various program committees and conference planning committees for WLA. I have been a member of the American Library Association for the past twelve years.

I am currently serving as a senator on the Senate of Academic staff.

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