WVLS Mentoring Program

To suggest additions, please email Jamie Matczak at jmatczak@wvls.org.

Program Description

The WVLS Mentoring Program supports success of new library administrators for one year 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.

Current Partnerships:

Peggy O’Connell (Minocqua) and Erica Brewster (Three Lakes)
Brandon Hardin (Withee) and Jennifer Thiele (Marinette)

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.
Mentor Interest Form

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

Match Resources

YALSA Learning from Each Other Successful Mentoring/Protege Relationships РSummer 2017
WVLS Mentoring Program Initial Meeting Discussion Guide

Wisconsin Valley Library Service
300 N 1st Street
Wausau, WI 54403