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Julia Carlis

Dakota County Library
Branch Manager - Pleasant Hill
Branch Manager, Pleasant Hill, Dakota County Library
Minnesota Library Association, President Elect

Julia is the President Elect of the Minnesota Library Association and is excited to be working with library staff and supporters from across the state to create a future where libraries thrive. As Branch Manager for Dakota County Library at Pleasant Hill in Hastings, Minnesota, Julia (she/her) works with her team, the library system, and partner organizations to provide responsive and engaging services, programs, and experiences to everyone in the community. Julia was selected as her organization’s Team Champion for Dakota County Library’s most recent Of/By/For All initiative, where she works side-by-side with local school district cultural family liaisons. Previously, she was Youth Programming and Outreach Librarian for Dakota County Library, where she supported branch librarians in delivering excellent youth programs, including storytime, art classes, computer programming, and magic. She also coordinated marketing and promotion for these programs and led the development and implementation of the annual youth summer reading and learning program.