Karli Pederson

Adjunct Instructor

Karli Pederson is an adjunct instructor teaching “Library Materials for Young Adults” for UWM’s School of Information Studies and is a 2008 SOIS graduate (M.L.I.S). She is the Acquisitions & Serials Manager at the Milwaukee Public Library (Milwaukee, WI). She supervises the technical processes of collection development, oversees the materials budgets, and advises on system-wide collection management. Previously, she was the Children’s System Selector for eight years, purchasing all formats for children from birth to age 14 for the library’s fourteen locations. She also worked as a children’s and young adult librarian for the Milwaukee Public Library. She is a member of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA). She served on the WLA’s Children’s Book Award Committee and the WLA’s Awards & Honors Committee, including being a committee chair for both awards. She is currently serving on the selection committee for the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She came to library work with a background in education and has a specific interest in collection development with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusivity.