A woman you may have checked out a book or two from in the past will be inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame next month. Miriam Erickson placed her fingerprints all over libraries in Door County during her 50-year career, including a 30-year stint as a school library media specialist at Gibraltar.
Erickson also served on the Door County Library Board, the Door County Library Foundation, the Nicolet Federated Library System Board, and the Wisconsin Council on Library and Network Development. Thanks to her work at the state level, Erickson is credited with how educational technologies of all types are used in the classroom. Despite retiring in 1999, Erickson continues to advocate for libraries at the local and state level. Her hall of fame induction is not the first time she has been honored for her work. She has also received awards from the Wisconsin Library Association and the Wisconsin Educational Media Association.
Erickson will be officially inducted at the Wisconsin Library Association’s Annual Conference in Lake Geneva on November 3rd.