University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Alumni Awards Evening

Laura E. Lewandowski

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BFA Music `91 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; MS Education  `02 from Concordia University Wisconsin; MLIS `09 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Library Media Specialist, Lincoln Avenue School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Laura has distinguished herself through her work in information literacy for high-need and bi-lingual students, helping them gain access to the information they need to succeed.  She wrote a successful competitive grant to completely remodel and enhance collections and services at Lincoln Avenue School.  Through the Target School Library Makeover Program and its non-profit partner, The Heart of America Foundation, the library will be renovated through light construction with new eco-friendly design elements, furniture, shelves, flooring, fresh paint and new computers.  Target will complete the library by donating 2,000 new books and awarding each student with seven new books to start their very own at-home library.