logo logo

Kristine Adams Wendt

Kristine Adams Wendt, American librarian. Certified grade 1 public library. Recipient Woman of Achievement award Rhinelander Business and Professional Women, 1992, Exemplary Service in Promotion of Literacy award International Reading Association and Headwaters Reading Council, 1995, Friend of Education award State Superintendent Wisconsin, 2004.

Background

  • Wendt, Kristine Adams was born on May 29, 1951 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Howard Thomas and Dorothy Her Majesty (Bernhardt) Adams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History/Broad Field Social Studies, Carroll College, 1973. Master of Arts in Library. Science, University Wisconsin, 1974.

    Career

    • Associate director, children's library Rhinelander (Wisconsin) District Library., 1974—2001, associate director, adult community service coordinator, 2001—2003, executive director, since 2003.

    Major achievements

    • Certified grade 1 public library.

    Works

    • Columnist North Star Journal, since 2001.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: united Methodist.

    Religion

    Denomination: United Methodist

    Membership

    Vol. Station WXPR Public Radio, Rhinelander, since 1989. Co-chair Children's Book Fest, Rhinelander, since 1988. Advisory board Wisconsin State History Society Office School Services, 1995-1999, Cooperative Children's Book Center, 1986-1989, 92-95, since 2001, chair advisory board, 1994-1995.

    Member State Superintendent Advisory Council on Rural School, Library., and Community, since 2004, Wisconsin Humanities Council, since 2004. Member Antique Automobile Club American, Wisconsin Library. Association (library development and legislation committee since 1997, task force on statewide cooperative library initiatives 1997-1998, nominations committee 1995-1996, long range planning committee 1992-1995, chair long range planning committee 1993, ad-hoc committee affiliations 1993, secretary 1989, intellectual freedom committee 1985-1988, youth services section since 1975, chair youth services section 1982, library legislation day committee 2000-2002, named Library of the Year 1993), Council Library. and Network Development, Wisconsin Lincoln Fellowship, Horseless Carriage Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Antique automobiles, genealogy, history.

    Connections

    • Married Gene Richard Wendt, October 29, 1977.
    • father: Howard Thomas Adams
    • mother: Dorothy Her Majesty (Bernhardt) Adams
    • spouse: Gene Richard Wendt
    See on larger map
    Born March 29, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    • 1973
      Carroll College
    • 1974
      University Wisconsin
    • 1974 - 2001
      Associate, director