Workforce Development &Adult Basic Education Program Manager
The Seattle Public Library
Elizabeth Iaukea received her MLIS from Florida State University in 1999. Her first position as a 'professional' librarian was at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a Public Access Computer Trainer for the US Library Program. In the 20 years since she has worked for the Washington State Library and for multiple public libraries in Western Washington. She's currently serving her second tour at the State Library as a Workforce Development Librarian. The dominant theme across her career has been supporting library staff and their communities to gain workskills, particularly digital skills. Outside of work she enjoys bicycling, reading, and gardening, and exploring the incredible splendor of Washington's natural landscapes.