Linda Mielke has worked in public libraries for many years beginning at the Detroit Public Library after graduating from Wayne State University. Her career has taken her to:

California   Director, Butte County Library
Interim Director, Shasta Public Libraries
Florida   Bookmobile Librarian at the Hillsborough Public Library in Tampa
Director of the Clearwater Public Library
Illinois   Consultant to Oak Brook Public Library for reorganization assistance due to budget cuts.
Indiana   CEO Indianapolis Marion County Public Library
Maryland   State Library of Maryland as the Outreach Specialist
Director, Carroll County Public Library
Manager Collection Development/IT Montgomery County Public Libraries
Nevada   Consultant to Carson City Public Library for assistance on "back room" operations - cataloging, processing.
New York   Director, Prendergast Library, Jamestown
Oregon   LSSI Team
Texas   Interim Director Leander Public Library

She is active in the American Library Association and has served on Council. She is a past president of the Public Library Association.

Articles and web sites

Dancing with Elephants - PLA Conference presentation, 2012

Library of Tomorrow: New Director Hopes to Help Prendergast Step Into the 21st Centiury

ALA American Libraries - Public Library Association 8th National Conference, 2000

Check It Out: Mielke takes Butte Library post

CIPA and Carroll County, Maryland: Why We Filter

CONNTECH Listserv - CIPA Decision/Response

IMCPL Increases Circulation of Print Material

Indianapolis Central Library Project Plagued by Calamities

New IMCPL Information Center Serves Homeless Parents at IPS Washington Irving School 14

New library does not boost Town Center business

Redding Library use climbs

Swimming Upstream - PDF

Visitors book it to Redding Library

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Who to Watch in 2010 - Strong leader for stronger libraries: Linda Mielke (Scroll halfway through full article)