Mary Wepking

Mary Wepking

  • Senior Lecturer Emerita / School Library Media, School of Information Studies

Senior Lecturer Emerita / School Library Media


  • MLIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville


Mary Wepking began her professional life as a high school English teacher. She earned an MLIS in 1992 from UWM and has worked in a wide range of libraries, spending four years as the head of Acquisitions and Collection Development for UW-Platteville, nine years as a high school librarian in metropolitan Milwaukee, plus served briefly as the Continuing Education Coordinator for South Central Library System in Madison and the Director of the library at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County. She joined SOIS in 2007, teaching and advising in all areas of youth services in school and public libraries. Mary is the School Library Media Coordinator, assisting and advising students in Wisconsin and other states in obtaining certification as k-12 library media specialists.

Courses Taught

642 School Library Media Programs
646 Young Adult Library Materials
691 GLBTQ Literature for Young Adults
745 Library Services for Children and Young Adults

Sample Publications

Wepking, M. (2009) From communication to cooperation to collaboration: School and public librarians as partners for student success. Library Media Connection 28(3), 24-26.

Wepking, M. (2010, April 10). School librarians key to reading. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Guest editorial.