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Battle of the Books Committee members

KUSD Battle of the Books committee consists of volunteers from six different educational entities and backgrounds within the city of Kenosha.

 Laura Briskie
 Laura is just beginning her first year of service on the BoB committee. In addition to representing UW-Parkside on the committee, she will be working with Lisa Langsdorf to solicit battle questions and prepare the final questions for the battles.

Current position: Research & Instruction Librarian at University of Wisconsin-Parkside
 Brittni Cruz    
 Brittni has served on the BoB committee since participating herself in 1991. In addition to being a community representative on the committee, she organizes and runs the end-of-year battles.

Current position: Community volunteer
 Shauna Edson    

Shauna has served on the BoB committee since 2015. In addition to representing UW-Parkside on the committee, she works with Lisa Langsdorf to solicit battle questions and prepare the final questions for the battles. She also works with the rest of the committee to select books for each year's official list.

Current position: Instructional Design Librarian at University of Wisconsin-Parkside

 Lisa Langsdorf    

Lisa has served on the BoB Committee since 2016. In addition to representing Kenosha Public Library on the committee, she works with Shauna to solicit battle questions and prepare the final questions for the battles. She also works with the rest of the committee to select books for each year's official list.

Current position: Youth Outreach Librarian at Kenosha Public Library

 Nana LoCicero

Nana has served on the BoB Committee since it was started in 1986. She works with the committee to support the BoB program through advocacy, updating of rules and policies, and organizing the end-of-year battles.

Current position: Instructor/Supervisor of Student Teaching at Carthage College

 Christine O'Regan   

Christine has served on the BoB Committee since 2015. In addition to representing KUSD on the committee, she serves as the webmaster, monitor of bobkenosha@gmail.com and organizes the end-of-year battles.

Current position: Library Media Teacher Consultant at Kenosha Unified School District

 Marilyn Ward

Marilyn has served on the BoB Committee since it was started in 1986. In addition to representing Carthage Center for Children's Literature and Education Department, she selects books for each year's official list.

Current position: Director, Center for Children's Literature and Professor of Education at Carthage College

 Diane Wood
 Diane has served on the BoB Committee since 2016. Having been a former BoB coach, Diane represents the point of view of coaches and teachers. She also works to support the BoB program through advocacy, updating of rules and policies and organizing the end-of-year battles.

Current position: Former coach/Retired teacher at KUSD