Jill Polglaze, Librarian, April 2021



Jill Polglaze, Librarian, April 2021


Interviewee: Jill Polglaze
Interviewer: Christine Bethke
Date: April 28, 2021
Format: Video recording, Zoom
Location of interview: Franklin, Wisconsin
Transcriber: Christine Bethke
Additional Transcription Equipment used: Otter.ai
Project in association with: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


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April 28, 2021


Christine Bethke


Alexis Polencheck


Jill Polglaze is a librarian in the Franklin School District in Southeastern Wisconsin. She manages staff at the libraries at all levels of schooling in this district. In this interview, Jill discusses how COVID-19 has affected her life, including her job, family life, and pandemic overload in the media. She gives specific focus to the Franklin School District’s reaction to the pandemic and their involvement in the creation of protocols and keeping everyone safe. Furthermore, Jill discusses the various reactions to the pandemic she has noticed between the different school levels, elementary, middle, and high. Jill has a positive outlook on the future and shares her thoughts on a post-pandemic world.

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