WYOMING LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

LEAD Interest Group

Mission Statement/Purpose

LEAD stands for Leadership Excellence and Development. The purpose of LEAD is to promote and support leadership throughout the Wyoming Library Association. This interest group engages in leadership-oriented training, mentorship, and professional development.


Mentorship Program

Purpose

The Wyoming Library Association implemented this mentoring program in order to assist all library staff to succeed in their library careers.  Mentors supplement the supervisors’ efforts and provide protégés with a personal relationship that allows for acculturating, encouraging new talent, sharing expertise and connections, and promoting professional growth.

Mentoring is a relationship between two people with the goal of growing professional knowledge, skills, and confidence. Mentors, sometimes called coaches, typically have years of practical experience and professional knowledge that they share with less experienced counterparts, called mentees or protégés. Because Wyoming libraries participate in a shared ILS consortia, even experienced library staff members new to the state will benefit from participating in the Wyoming Library Mentor Program.

LEAD members facilitated the development of this program in 2020. The purpose of LEAD is to administer this program, involving the taking and reviewing of applicants, partnering mentors and proteges together, and assessing the mentoring relationship at least twice during a 12-month period. More details can be found within the mentorship form (below) and application materials.

WLA Mentorship Program (Word)

Activities

2019-2020
At our WLA meeting in August 2019, members discussed upcoming plans for the fiscal year, including developing a mentorship program. Our mission statement was changed at this meeting. Programming and developing a useful and thoughtful WLA mentorship program will be the focus of the group this year. We will have online meetings as needed and an in-person meeting at WLA 2020, and we will maintain and stay active on our listserv.

2018-2019
At our WLA meeting on August 3, 2018, members discussed upcoming plans for the fiscal year, including budget and membership. We also discussed having online meetings quarterly and an in-person meeting at WLA 2019, and we will maintain and stay active on our listserv. Programming and marketing will also be main areas of focus for this year.

Members

Chair Anna Street
Campbell County Public Library
(307) 682-3223

Current Members

If you are interested in joining this interest group, contact Anna Street.

wla@amigos.org

(800) 969-6562 ext. 6

Wyoming Library Association

1190 Meramac Station Road, Suite 207

Ballwin MO 63201

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