Krista Ross

Executive Director, SELCO, Rochester Minnesota

Krista is the Executive Director of the Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO). SELCO is an 11-county regional system serving public, academic, school, and special libraries.  She has more than 24 years of experience in various areas of the library world, including positions as library clerk, reference librarian and library director.  Prior to joining the staff at SELCO, she served eleven years as system director in the Southwest Wisconsin Library System, providing services to 28 member public libraries in a large geographic area with diverse needs.  

Ross has been active in the wider Wisconsin library community; a member of the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) since 1999, she has served on various committees, including the WLA Library Development and Legislation Committee.  She recently chaired the task force implementing the WLA Leadership Development Institute, and had the honor of serving as the 2014 WLA Board President.  She has also served on a number of workgroups and committees charged with studying the future of public library systems in Wisconsin.  She has been involved with the Public Library System Redesign project, serving as the facilitator for the delivery workgroup since 2016.  Krista has also been a mentor for the Bremer Rural Libraries and Literacy Institute (Wisconsin) and Wisconsin ILEAD.