Library Director, Frank L. Weyenberg Library
What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?
I crushed aluminum cans in a scrap yard.
What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in?
Silver Lake College. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Bachelor of Art in Public Relations Writing and Marketing. Masters Degree in Library and Information Science.
What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?
Do you have a work or life motto? What is it?
Celebrate your blessings.
What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?
The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro. I highly recommend this book.
Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)?
American Library Association. Wisconsin Library Association.
What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?
What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position).
Tell my why you want the job instead of what you can do for the organization.
Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?
Working for local government is an opportunity to serve your community and there are generally many opportunities for personal growth.
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I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.