Lisa Wilke Pope started working as the Elkader Public Library director on January 2, 2014. She was born and raised in Elkader and graduated from Central Community High School. After attending the University of Northern Iowa and receiving a BA in English, she went on to earn her MA in Library Science.
She has worked as the Drake Public Library director in Centerville and as school library media specialist/ teacher librarian at Nashua-Plainfield and Clear Lake schools.
She and husband Dave have two grown children. In her spare time, she likes to read (imagine that)!