It's tough to fit Team Bubbler onto one page. This team is made up of countless librarians, artists, volunteers, library staff, community partners, musicians, makers, tinkerers, curators, teachers, visionaries near & far, humans of all ages, & pretty much anyone else that has something they want to share with the Madison community.
Below are some of the staff who help make this magic happen.
If you have a general Bubbler-related question, please contact:
(608) 266-5975 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Portraits by former artist-in-residence: Rachal Duggan of RADillustrates.
Bubbler Program & Gallery Coordinator
Trent Miller is an artist, curator, and the Head Bubblerarian at Madison Public Library, where he is spearheading the library's artist focused program called The Bubbler. He was recognized by Library Journal as a 2015 Mover & Shaker for his work on the Bubbler Program. Miller centers his energies on establishing the public library as a platform for creative and innovative art events, shows, and workshops with an emphasis on local creators.
Teaching & Learning Librarian
Rebecca Millerjohn is the Teaching & Learning Librarian at Madison Public Library. Previously a six year classroom teacher, her library work focuses on school-age programming, educator support, and maker education with MPL's Bubbler program. As the Bubbler’s project manager for their Maker Corps and Making Spaces initiatives, she loves sock monsters, power tools, paper circuits, and when kids get those little scrunched faces that show they are THINKING.
Teen Services Librarian
Jesse Vieau is a Teen Services Librarian at Madison Public Library who utilizes the Bubbler program model to connect teenagers to a wide range of people and resources in the community. As the library’s project manager for their Making Justice and Media Academy initiatives, his larger goal is to work with teachers, artists and other community stakeholders to continue building platforms for teenagers to engage in hands-on learning and to share their voices, especially those who are at-risk or court-involved. He was recognized by Library Journal as a 2017 Mover & Shaker for his work on the Making Justice program.
Marta-Laura is a cultural anthropologist at the UW-Madison working with the Bubbler Making Justice program as a consultant through the Public Humanities Fellowship. She is passionate about social justice, loves working with youth and artists, teaches Brazilian Capoeira at the Juvenile Detention Center and organizes workshops together with Jesse Vieau. Marta's favorite part is to see a smile appear on a teen's face when he/she is trying to be cool.
Digital MEDIA INSTRUCTOR
Nate Clark is an animator and filmmaker working in both the video game and film industry. He has worked on award winning games and films, and local independent films in the city of Madison. Professional projects Nate has worked on have been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, the BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects, Game of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie: Drama, and the BFCA Critics Choice Award for Best Visual Effects. Nate has been working with the Madison Public Library since 2012, and the Media Lab at the Madison Public Library since it's inception in 2013.
Media Projects Bubblerarian
Rob Franklin, also known as Rob Dz, is the Media Projects Bubblerarian for the Madison Public Library. As a Kennedy Center certified teaching artist for the Making Justice program his primary residency focus is on Hip Hop, Personal Branding and Spoken Word as a positive form of self-expression. Rob has held residencies with Madison youth in elementary, middle, and high schools, community centers, the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center and Juvenile Shelter Home, Neighborhood Intervention Program, Madison Jazz Consortium and with The Black Star Drumline. As a musician, he has performed with the likes of Nas, Eminem, Common, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez and others. He recently was inducted to the American Folklife Center at the Library Of Congress and The National Museum of African American History and Culture as a member of The Story Corps program.
Bubbler Program assistant
Carlee Latimer is the Madison Public Library Bubbler Program Assistant who gets to collaborate with all sorts of wonderful people, connecting them to the library and to one another. Carlee has worked in a variety of nonprofit, school, and community settings throughout Madison. Her passions and projects form an intersection between youth and community development and learning through arts and creativity.
Learn. Share. Create.
The Bubbler at Madison Public Library is a hub for creative expression amongst people of all ages through art creation and appreciation, engagement with new and old-school technology, and hands-on making.