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David Lee Polodna

David Lee Polodna, American library director. Certified librarian, Wisconsin. Trowbridge scholar, 1977.


  • Polodna, David Lee was born on January 17, 1951 in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, United States. Son of John Adolph and Eva Marie Polodna.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History summa cum laude, University Wisconsin, La Crosse, 1978. Master of Library Science, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1979.


    • Supervisor technical service La Crosse Public Library., 1979-1984, New Canaan (Connecticut) Library., 1984-1985. Assistant director East Central Regional Library., Cambridge, Minnesota, 1985-1989, Winding Rivers Library. Systems, La Crosse, 1989-1997, director, since 1998.

      Member advisory committee LSCA, Wisconsin, 1993-1996, LSTA, Wisconsin, 2003-2005. Member advisory council General Minnesota Libraries Exchange, St. Cloud, 1986-1989. Member Wisconsin Statewide Automation Study Committee, 1980-1982.

    Major achievements

    • Certified librarian, Wisconsin.


    President, board directors East Central Regional Concert Association, Cambridge, 1986-1987. Chairman Wisconsin Interlibr. Loan Task Force, Madison, 1994-1996.

    Secretary, board directors LaCrosse Area Communications Consortium, 1997—2002, Wisconsin Library. Information Technology Advisory Committee 2000-2003. Trustee handbook revision task force Wisconsin Public Library., 2001, member legislation and funding task force, 2002.

    Member Wisconsin Library. Association (chairman committee on organization 1999-2002, chairman intellectual freedom roundtable 2005), Systems and Resource Library. Administrators Association Wisconsin (treasurer since 1992), Beta Phi Museum.



    Music, performing, bicycling.


    • Married Lynne Helen Marshall, January 22, 1973. Children: Emelia Lynne, Leigh Danya.
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    Born January 17, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1978
      University Wisconsin
    • 1979
      University Wisconsin
    • 1979 - 1984
      Supervisor technical service La Crosse Public Library
    • 1984 - 1985
      Supervisor technical service La Crosse Public Library
    • 1985 - 1989
      assistant, director East Central Regional Library
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1989 - 1997
      assistant, director East Central Regional Library
      La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States