Mentoring applications

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Applications are open for the fall mentoring program!

Before applying, please check out the live webcast of the ALSC Mentoring Forum that took place in December 2016. This webcast includes a live Q&A about how matches work and communicate.



Mentee applicants do not need to be ALSC or ALA members. The only requirement is that mentees have some connection to children’s library service and must either by 18 years old or have permission from a parent/guardian. Mentees may be students, early career professionals, individuals returning to the profession, or those who would like to refine their skills, make connections, and learn more about children’s librarianship as a career. 


Mentor applicants must be ALSC members and should have experience working in the field of children’s librarianship or children’s literature. 


Applications have closed for the 2018-19 program. Please fill out our RSVP form if you are interested in future mentoring opportunities. 


Below is a timeline of upcoming application periods:
June 2018: Applications accepted for mentoring program 
August- September 2018: Working group reviews applications and notifications are sent to accepted participants
October - November 2018:  Matches develop best communication practices and submit goals
December 2018 - August 2019: Matches work on fulfilling goals 
August 2019: Wrap-up Survey will be sent to all participants (mentors and mentees). This will conclude the program.