WVLS Mentoring Program
To suggest additions, please email Jamie Matczak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WVLS Mentoring Program supports success of new library administrators for two years by matching them with experienced library specialists. Mentorship will reduce unnecessary struggle and stress through guided learning, regular communication, and peer bonding. Mentees will be partnered with a mentor based on such factors as interests, need, geographic location, expertise, community culture and more.
For more information, view the WVLS Mentoring Program Outline.
Peggy O’Connell (Minocqua) and Erica Brewster (Three Lakes)
Brandon Hardin (Withee) and Jennifer Thiele (Marinette)
Anne Kuipers (Thorp) and Cara Hart (Black River Falls)
Janay Ziebell (Neillsville) and Heidi O’Hare (Tomahawk)
Interested in being a mentor or mentee?
Mentor (2+ Years Relevant Experience):
Experienced specialists who want to share their expertise to inspire and guide new library administrators. Experts who want to build relationships and learn from mentees and the skills they bring to their position. Other requirements include:
- Are you able to commit to this partnership for two years?
- Do you have the time to make a phone call to your mentee once a month?
- Are you able to meet at the mentee location at least once in the first year of your partnership
Mentee (2 or Less Years of Admin Experience)
New administrators who want to learn the tools for successful librarianship from experienced leaders and build relationships with peers.
Mentee Interest Form
Wisconsin Valley Library Service
300 N 1st Street
Wausau, WI 54403