LLAMA Mentoring Committee


To plan, implement and oversee an ongoing LLAMA mentoring program.  The mentoring program is designed to facilitate and encourage the professional development of current and emerging library leaders.


Melissa Ellen Bruecks (Co-Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)
Julene L. Jones (Co-Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)
Jeanne R. Davidson (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Sharon K. Epps (Member, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2017)
Mr. Richard R. Guajardo (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Dawn M. Lowe-Wincentsen (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Nyama Yvonne Marsh (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Catherine B. Soehner (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Dee Winn (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Fred Reuland (Staff Liaison, April 7, 2009, to June 30, 2017)
Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2017)

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The mentoring program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders.

For mentors, it is a chance to pass on your experience and knowledge by working one-on-one with an enthusiastic colleague who is ready to learn and benefit from your experience.

For mentees, it is a great opportunity to learn from an accomplished leader how to:
• explore your leadership potential
• demonstrate leadership in your current position
• acquire the skills, attitudes and relationships that you will need to move into leadership roles.

Participants must be ALA and LLAMA members as of the start of the program, and must either attend the Mentor/Mentee orientation at ALA Annual or be able to participate in a virtual orientation at a time to be determined.

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