The Minnesota Digital Library Selection Committee is comprised of librarians, educators, and history professionals. The committee’s charge is to review and offer comments on project proposals from cultural heritage organizations, libraries, and other significant community and educational organizations from across the state.
Approval of proposed projects for inclusion in the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) collection is based on a simple majority of committee votes. Committee members are recruited from organizations representative of the contributor base of (MDL) and are recognized in their fields. Terms of service on the committee rotate and are staggered over a three-year cycle.
Members, Phase 17 (2020-2021)
Jane Carlson is an Associate Librarian at Hennepin County Library. She is also a student at St. Catherine University, pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science degree.
Sarah Hawkins works at the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) as a Project Manager. She studied history at the College of Saint Benedict and is passionate about sharing Minnesota history with the public in meaningful and inspiring ways.
Frederick Johnson is the author of 10 books and numerous magazine articles about Minnesota history. The retired St. Paul teacher lives in Cottage Grove.
Heidi Kloempken works at the Minnesota Historical Society in Teacher Education, planning workshops and developing curriculum. After studying history and social studies education at the University of Minnesota, Heidi taught in Texas for four years before returning to The North Star State.
Lydia Lucas is a retired archivist who has undertaken consulting and processing projects for several organizations, including the Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Mn/DOT Library.
David Nichols is the Curator for the Rice County Historical Society. He studied History and Museum Studies at Minnesota State University, and has worked on several legacy grants with museums across southern Minnesota.
Susan Vossberg is the Technical Services librarian at Northwestern Health Sciences University. She is also involved with the school's digital asset management project.
Bonnie Wilson is a retired Curator of Sound and Visual Collections at the Minnesota Historical Society, now an independent photo curator and consultant.