2013-14 WeLead Class

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Protégé Application

The 2013-2014 protégés include:


Ashley Bieber, Youth Services Manager, Rice Lake Public Library, paired with Roxane Bartelt, Retired, Head of Youth Services, Kenosha Public Library.



Kristina Gomez, Patents and Trademark Librarian, Milwaukee Public Library, paired with Jamie Matczak, Continuing Education Coordinator, Nicolet Federated Library System.


Kimberly Korbel, Director, G.E. Bleskacek Family Memorial Library, Bloomer, is paired with Matt Rosendahl, Director of Learning Resources, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.


Jessica Newman, Undergraduate Services Librarian, Steenbock Memorial Library, UW-Madison, is paired with Cheryl Becker, Retired, Library Administration Consultant, South Central Library System.

During the two year initiative selected participants will be given: a two-year WLA membership; stipends to attend the WLA annual conference for two years; a stipend to attend one section conference during the initiative; an appointment to a WLA committee; special leadership programming opportunities; and opportunities to network with their mentor. WLA is supporting the protégés through generous contributions from WAAL, WAPL, Embury, Ltd., and the WLA Foundation. A sincere and hearty thank you to the WeLead contributors!