Our dedicated staff members are your primary resource for library-related assistance and services. From communications to strategic planning and everything in-between, we are here to help you navigate the challenges of library work and build a strong network of libraries that empower each other through engagement and collaboration. There are no wrong questions, so whether you need assistance with an immediate challenge, want to find out what SELS is all about and what free services could benefit your library, or just want to get to know us don't hesitate to reach out!

Ashley Dress, MLIS

Ashley is the SELS Consultant for School Media Centers. She loves gardening, cooking and reading graphic novels as well as rolling around on the floor with baby Warren and making fairy gardens with four-year-old Charlotte. When every school in southeast Minnesota has a school library managed by a media specialist, she will know she's done her job.

Claire Heins, MLIS

Claire wears two hats at SELCO/SELS as the SELCO Legacy Grant Coordinator and the SELS Academic and Special Library Consultant. She loves dogs, tea, hiking, cozy mysteries, and learning about the incredible things libraries are doing to nourish and strengthen their communities.

Krista Ross, MLIS

Krista is the Executive Director for both SELS and SELCO. She is passionate about mid century modern design, flea markets, and helping libraries not only succeed, but thrive.