WeLead Mentors

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Volunteer to be a WeLead Mentor!

Mentor Application

If you are interested in serving as a mentor for a future WeLead class, please contact the WLA office for more information.

Class of 2015-2016 Mentors include: 

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Sue Abrahamson
Children’s Librarian
Waupaca Area Public Library
107 W Main St
Waupaca, WI 54981
sabraham@mail.owls.lib.wi.us

Protégé:  Kathleen Larson

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Beth Bechtel
Manager Technical Services
Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
bbechtel@waukesha.lib.wi.us

Protégé: Meghan Dowell

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Leah Fritsche
Director Deerfield Public Library
12 W Nelson St
PO Box 408
Deerfield, WI 53531
leah@deerfieldpl.org

Protégé: Peter Rudrud

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Peter Gilbert

Director Lawrence University
Seely G Mudd Library
113 S Lawe St
Appleton WI 54911
peter.j.gilbert@lawrence.edu

Protégé: Catherine Booth

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Pamela O’Donnell
 
Senior Academic Librarian
UW-Madison College Library
600 N Park St
Madison, WI 53706
podonnell@library.wisc.edu

Protégé: Cristina Springfield

Criteria for mentors include the following:

  • Must be willing to make a 2-year commitment to the initiative
  • Must be able to attend the mentor training, the WLA Conference, and a spring division conference (if applicable).
  • Must be willing to meet and communicate with protégés on a regular basis; e.g., attend conferences with their protégés as required by the WeLead initiative.
  • Have at least 5 years of experience working in the library field.
  • Be a current WLA member and retain membership during the 2-year initiative.

Help emerging professionals and WLA leaders by offering your support and expertise! You’re sure to learn new things, gather new ideas and perspectives on librarianship.