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.


Kay L. Bauman (Chair, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Robert E. Banks (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Phillipa Brown (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Dr. Ruth T. Kinnersley (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Melissa A. Laning (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Ms. Jamie N. Luedtke (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Felice E. Maciejewski (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
W. Bede Mitchell (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Ms. Holly Okuhara (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
De Anza Williams (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Fred Reuland (Staff Liaison, April 7, 2009, to June 30, 2015)

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Get Involved

The LLAMA Mentoring Committee has begun recruiting mentors and mentees for our July 2012-June 2013 year. 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.

The submission deadline for mentor and mentee applications has been extended to December 16, 2011.

To apply, go to
Mentor: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6D66DQL
Mentee: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6YZB339

For more information on the program, contact Holly Cole Okuhara at holly.okuhara@gmail.com or see: