August 2023 Kahlil Griffin

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Kahlil Griffin | August 2023

For which library, institution, or organization are you currently employed? If you are retired, what was your former organization?
Kenosha Public Library

How many year(s) have you been a member of Wisconsin Library Association?
1 year

What has been your favorite or most impactful function or event of WLA?

How has being a member of WLA impacted you or your career?
Being a member of WLA has given me the opportunity to engage with and meet library staff throughout the state, as I've only been in Wisconsin for a year. So, WLA has helped expand my connections in the field of librarianship. 

 Do you have a library role model (in Wisconsin or elsewhere) that has provided you with inspiration or guidance? Please share a little bit about it. 

Barbara Brattin, Linda Noyce, and Michelle Eisenhauer have given me confidence and inspiration in the field of librarianship. These ladies gave me my first opportunity to be a library manager and only want to see me succeed. I appreciate them and will always have a special place for them in my heart. 

 Do you have any advice for new WLA members?

My advice is to gain as much experience by attending conferences, meetings, and participating in webinars, as all these things will help you find your niche in the field of librarianship.