Board of Directors
Lyndi Finifrock serves as the Minnesota Library Association representative to the Board. She is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Bethel University. A professional librarian for 5 years, Lyndi has been an avid user of libraries all her life. She graduated from the MILE Leadership Institute in 2005.
Nancy Hegdahl, is the new office manager of Non-Violent Peace force. She left her position at Cooperating Libraries in Consortium but didn’t leave her passion for libraries, staying involved by serving on the MLF Board as treasurer. Nancy has served on the Executive Board of the Minnesota Library Association’s Support Staff and Paraprofessionals Section (SSPiN) and was the recipient of the MLA’s 2005 Outstanding Paraprofessional Award and the MLA 2005 President’s Award in recognition of her major contributions to MLA. Her most recent endeavor in supporting libraries is the annual fundraiser “Lunch for Libraries".
Susan Herridge is Development Director at Store To Door, a Twin Cities nonprofit. Susan worked for 25+ years in the corporate sector, doing advertising, marketing and communications for an array of clients while working at Carmichael Lynch Advertising and later, at Capella University. Susan has a life-long love for libraries, dating from the days that she routinely toted 15 books a week home from her community library; and could be found sunk on someone's front lawn along the way, lost in a book.
Donald Kelsey retired in 2004 from the University of Minnesota Libraries after a thirty-eight year career as the Library Facilities Planner. He planned the renovation or new construction of seventeen library buildings for the University of Minnesota. He remains active in his profession as a library planning consultant. He also pursues his newest interest, strength-based organizations.
Belinda E. Lawrence
Belinda E. Lawrence is the Public Access Librarian at the St. Catherine University. Belinda has worked in libraries since 1989 where she started as a Library Aide at the University of Wisconsin Parkside library. Since then she has worked in several different types of libraries: public, corporate, special and academic, and in different capacities. Belinda was part of the first graduating class of the MILE Leadership Institute (2003) and has also served as MLF Silent Auction Co-Chair from 2004-08.
Lindsay Matvick is the senior publicist at Lerner Publishing Group. She also serves as a member of the YALSA Awards and Booklist Marketing Taskforce. Prior to children’s book publishing, Lindsay worked in television as a promotions producer at ABC, CBS, and NBC stations across the country. Lindsay’s love for books was inspired by her mother who is a children’s book author. Her favorite part of the day is family reading time with her husband, Clay, and son, Jack.
Ben Trapskin is a Senior Librarian in the Hennepin County Library system. Ben has served as the Minnesota Library Assoociation Intellectual Freedom Chair, Member at Large 2006-2008. He was a part of the first graduating class of the MILE Leadership Institute (2003) and the first graduating class of the ALA Emerging Leaders Program (2007). He has worked in many different libraries including: public, academic, corporate, special libraries and has also provided consulting services to libraries.