LLAMA Mentoring Program

The mentoring program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders.  The program runs from the ALA Annual Convention in June - April 30 of the following year.

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 either LLAMA, LITA, or ALCTS members by the start of the program. Participants are expected to participate in an online program orientation that is offered both live and recorded during the summer before the program cycle begins.

Program Application

Applications for the 2020-2021 mentoring cycle will be accepted until February 28, 2020.  All interested candidates are invited to review the below materials. 

Be a Mentor

Fact Sheet: LLAMA Mentor Fact Sheet (pdf)

Submit a Mentor Application (via Google Forms)

Be a Mentee

Fact Sheet: LLAMA Mentee Fact Sheet (pdf)

Submit a Mentee Application (via Google Forms)


Additional Information

  • For more information on the program, contact Mentoring Committee Chair Mary Thornton Moser at mary.moser@umb.edu; Vice-chair Lorelei Rutledge at Lorelei.Rutledge@utah.edu; or LLAMA executive director Kerry Ward at kward@ala.org.

  • Visit the Mentoring Committee homepage to learn more about the work of the committee or to see a roster of members.