Director of the Library
Lake Superior State University's new director of the Kenneth Shouldice Library says he is known as "the loudest librarian," and it's a title that he is proud to wear.
"It's probably true," says Marc Boucher, who started his new position in May, succeeding longtime director Dr. Fred Michels, who retired in 2011. "I'm not all about quiet libraries…They should be vibrant, active, full of group discussions. We want to engage the campus community, and that fully includes the public."
Boucher brings about 20 years of experience in the field, having started as a reference library in 1996 at Salina Public Library in Salina, Kansas, shortly after graduating from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with master's degrees in history and library science. He came to LSSU from University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County, where he was library director. In between, he worked in libraries at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wisc., UW-Washington County in West Bend, Wisc., and Ripon College in Ripon, Wisc.
Getting settled into his job over the summer, Boucher said he is has been getting to know the staff and is making plans for the fall, when most students return.
"I've made contact with Bayliss Public Library and we're interested in pursuing some joint projects," he said. "There are lots of things in the works. We have a great staff who can work together to help build campus enrollment and retention."
Outside of work, Marc and his wife, Meg, enjoy music, hiking, biking and boating. Marc coaches and plays hockey with their son, Henry, 8. He also enjoys working on antique boats and motors.
In addition to Master's degrees in history and library science, Boucher holds a baccalaureate in history and an associate's degree in computer networking, all from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Kenneth J. Shouldice Library