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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.


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.


  • 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.


  • Other Interests

    Music, performing, bicycling.


Married Lynne Helen Marshall, January 22, 1973. Children: Emelia Lynne, Leigh Danya.

John Adolph

Eva Marie Polodna

Lynne Helen Marshall

Emelia Lynne Polodna

Leigh Danya Polodna