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Laura Zirbel


Library Services Assistant / Student Employee Supervisor
Public Services

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Interpreter Training Program in 2003.  After working as a Community Service Assistant / Interpreter in Green Bay, for a few years, I realized I really enjoyed the administrative support aspect of that position.  I proceeded to take classes from Inacom Information Systems in Appleton and received certification as a Medical Office Specialist.  My first job after that was as an Office Operations Associate at Taycheedah Correctional Institution in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  I transferred from Taycheedah to the University of Wisconsin Polk Library in February of 2011.

Over the years, I have been involved in a variety of volunteer activities.  I have been a Sunday school teacher, classroom volunteer, member of the Parent Teacher Organization, Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout leader, Boy Scout adult leader, counselor at the Wisconsin Lion's Camp, tutor for the Winnebago County Literacy Council, volunteer interpreter at the Milwaukee Center for Deaf Blind Persons, personal assistant during the Great Lakes Area Deaf Blind Conference, and an administrative board member for the Hands of Christ Deaf Ministry.  I am currently involved in church activities and this year I had the privilege of participating in both the book sale and Murder Mystery at the library for the first time.

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