Library Research Round Table Membership Program

 

LRRT Virtual Mentorship Program 2020-2021

 

Purpose

The LRRT Virtual Mentorship Program matches early career researchers (mentees) with mentors experienced in library and information science research methodologies. Mentees can request support with research design, identifying publication outlets, creating articles from postgraduate research, and more! 

 

Process

New mentors and mentees will be recruited through the LRRT website, social media sites, and ALA committee listservs. Prospective mentees will also be asked to indicate the research topics or projects that are of interest to them. The LRRT Virtual Mentorship Program Committee will pair mentees with mentors based on research topic or project needs. Individuals interested in participating in the program as a mentee should complete the 2020-2021 LRRT Virtual Mentorship Program Mentee Application before August 10, 2020. 

 

The LRRT Virtual Mentorship Program will hold virtual quarterly check-in meetings with mentees and mentors. Mentees and mentors will virtually present their research in progress and how their mentor-mentee relationship produced this research at the end of the year long LRRT Virtual Mentorship Program. 

 

Outcomes 

  • Mentees will develop personal networking connections
  • Mentees will develop research skills
  • Mentors will contribute towards supporting early career colleagues 
  • Papers or studies facilitated as part of the program will have the potential to be communicated widely in the profession
  • The profession’s knowledge base can be enhanced

 

Recognition of Completed Work

The LRRT Virtual Mentorship Program Committee will provide a certificate for each mentee and a letter for each mentor after the successful completion of the program. A list of publications and presentations that were supported by the LRRT Virtual Mentorship Program will be included on the LRRT website and publicized on listservs and social media sites.

 

For questions about the LRRT Virtual Mentorship Program, please contact Stephanie Alexander, LRRT Mentorship Program Committee Chair, at stephanie.alexander@csueastbay.edu