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Applications for the 2019-2020 Mentoring Program have closed. Please fill out this RSVP form to stay updated with program news and future application periods!




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. 


Mentor Application - coming fall 2020
Mentee Application - coming fall 2020


Below is a timeline of upcoming application period:


September 2019: Applications accepted for mentoring program 

October - November 2019: Notifications are sent to accepted participants

November 2019 - December 2019: Matches develop best communication practices and submit SMART goals

December 2019 - 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.