NMRT Mentoring Program
Do you sometimes feel you have professional questions to ask and no one to direct them to?
Do you find yourself wishing that someone would have been there to teach you all that you now know?
Would you like to walk alongside a new librarian as they enter the profession?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Mentoring Program is for you! The Mentoring Committee of NMRT is sponsoring this project to help newcomers to librarianship navigate their way in the profession.
Interested? As a mentor or a mentee, you can participate in the following programs:
1. Conference Mentoring (Applications: Mentor and Mentee): a program designed to help first time attendees of ALA Annual conference feel at ease at a conference (whose size can often be overwhelming and intimidating!) by pairing them with seasoned conference attendees. Applications received after June 7th will be accepted with the understanding that mentor/mentee matches will be made based on the availability of a mentor or mentee. Applications are now being accepted. Emails to matched pairs will be sent by June 19th.
2. Career Mentoring (Application) : a year-round program to connect a newer librarian with a seasoned librarian for a mentoring relationship relating to career development in librarianship. Conference mentoring participants may choose to extend into the career mentoring program at their discretion. Recruiting for this program is currently closed and will reopen in the fall. Please submit a mentor or mentee application by the end of September to participate.
Mentors and mentees will be matched based on the information provided. Please see Mentoring Guidelines for details.