WVLS Mentoring Program
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.
Laurie Renel-Faledas (Crandon) and Erica Brewster (WVLS)
Leah Giordano (MCPL) and Sarah Sugden (Brown County Library)
Melissa Highfill (Westboro) and Carla Huston (Stetsonville)
Amber Brill (Greenwood) and Kay Heiting (Granton)
Ada Demlow (Antigo) and Kristie Hauer (Shawano)
Laurie Ollhoff (Merrill) and Susan Heskin (Superior)
Peter Kotarba (Three Lakes) 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.
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
Wisconsin Valley Library Service
300 N 1st Street
Wausau, WI 54403