District 9 Supervisor

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Nelson, Paul

Home Address

1720 Mayflower Dr.
Middleton, WI 53562


Home : (608) 695-1464
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Additional Information

Biographical information



  • 28-year resident of Middleton;  36-year resident of Wisconsin
  • Married to JoAnna Richard for 28 years
  • JoAnna and Paul have 2 adult sons, Andy and Eddie
  • Special interests/hobbies:  writing, local history, photography, bicycling, gardening, cooking.


Work history/professional involvement

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies (2009-present)
  • Member, Wisconsin Library Association (1978-present)
    • President (1998)
    • Chair, Library Development & Legislation Committee (2000-2003, 2007-2013)
  • Director, Middleton Public Library (1986-2008)
  • Head of Extension Services, Oshkosh Public Library (1978-1986)
  • Editorial Librarian/Assistant Editor, G. & C. Merriam Co., Springfield, MA (1976-1978)



  • Wisconsin Library Association President’s Award (2003 and 2011)
  • Wisconsin Library Association Librarian of the Year (1991)



  • University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.  (Master’s degree in Library Science)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo (Bachelor’s degree in English)


Recent community activities

  • Middleton Police Citizens’ Academy participant
  • Middleton Area Historical Society volunteer