Let's Celebrate Will R. Glenn Sr.!
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“Mr. Will Glenn Sr. (pictured below) is the new Teen Librarian at Goodman South Library. He hails from the inner city of Milwaukee, WI “53206” zip code and has lived in Madison since 2008-09. His journey through MPL has been quite a ride previously he sat on the Library Board, and then became a Youth Services Library Assistant, and now the dream has come full circle and he been appointed the 1st African American Teen Male Librarian for MPL, something he is very proud of and plans to make sure not to be the last. He was also the Assistant Director at Meadowood Neighborhood Center, before that the Eastside Middle School Coordinator for UW’s own PEOPLE program.
“Mr. Will” has built relationships with many community partners and has gotten to know many of Goodman’s teen patrons. He was even very instrumental in bringing their voice in, when it came to getting the new Teen space designed. He used an intentional approach toward youth’s voice and the spaces they would populate throughout Goodman South. You may have seen him on the Wanda Fullmore Internship short, where he continued his efforts empowering teens by being a mentor during the summer at Goodman South.
Will as a Library Assistant helped reinvigorate the Teen programming at the library. By having “Tween Tuesdays'' and “Teen Thursdays” along with working with the staff of Congressman Mark Pocan for his annual Art exhibit/Contest, among other activities. As a librarian “Mr. Will'' hopes to have even more of an impact on Madison’s Southside with the youth.
As a student at UW-Whitewater and a distinguished member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Glenn Sr. has always been involved with the uplifting of his community, Youth development and serving the community. He understands this is a different path than some may have thought for him, but he has learned we have experienced different things to gain different outcomes.”