Saturday, May 15, 2010
On Thursday, May 13, six new protégés and mentors met for a WeLead Orientation at the WLA Offices in Madison. The new class was given a formal introduction to WeLead and its efforts to develop the leadership potential of new library professionals. Karen Barr, an instructor from Nicolet College, was on hand to discuss her research on the importance of mentoring in corporate advancement. Everyone in attendance used her tips on successfully fostering a mentor/protégé relationship as a starting point in building an effective mentoring bond.
The protégés and their mentors for 2010-2012 include:
Cynthia Bachhuber, Campus Librarian, Globe University-West Madison, who is paired with Karen Jander, Head of the Serials Dept. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Library
Molly Beverstein, Research Librarian at the architecture/design firm of Cogdell Spencer Erdman, Madison, and her mentor, Mark Rozmarynowski, Library Director, UW-Baraboo, Sauk County
Jennifer McNaughton, a reference librarian at the Hartland Public Library, is being mentored by Marge Loch-Wouters, Youth Services Coordinator of the La Crosse Public Library.
Cheryl Nessman, Head of Technical Services at the Manitowoc Public Library has been paired with Sue Riehl, Technical & Public Services Librarian at the Todd Wehr Library of Carroll University in Waukesha.
Teresa Schmidt, Library Director of the Mercer Public Library in northern Wisconsin, and her mentor, Carol Anderson, Library Director, Spring Green Community Library.
Kelly Wochinske, a librarian at the Milwaukee Public Library, who is being mentored by Leah Langby, Library Development and Youth Services Coordinator, Indianhead Federated Library System, Eau Claire.
WeLead is funded by Embury, Ltd., Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians, Wisconsin Association of Public Librarians, and the WLA Foundation. We thank them for their support.