Mentoring Program

Application Form || Mentoring Guidelines || Conference Tips || Testimonial

Would you like to have a mentor at the ALA Annual conference, someone to talk to or to help you acclimate?

Are you new to the profession and would like to have a mentor to consult with in performing your job or choosing your career path?

Are you a seasoned conference attendee who would like to share your experience with a student or a first time attendee?

Would you like to walk alongside a future or 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 ways in the profession.

Interested? As a mentor or a mentee, you can participate in the following programs:

1. Conference Mentoring: 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 May 6th will be accepted with the understanding that mentor/mentee matches will be made based on the availability of a mentor or mentee. Please visit our conference mentoring page or more information about the program and to submit an application.

2. Career Mentoring: 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. 

We are currently recruiting applicants for the Career Mentoring Program and we anticipate starting a new group in October.  Please see our career mentoring page for more information and to submit a mentor or mentee application.
Mentors and mentees (proteges) will be matched based on the information provided. Mentors will be responsible for contacting mentees before the conference to arrange a meeting (please see Mentoring Guidelines for details).

Related Files

Conference Mentoring Application
Career Mentoring Program Description
Career Mentoring Application
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New Members Round Table Mentoring mentor mentee aide guide
NMRT Mentoring Committee includes information for new librarians who wish to have a mentor and for experienced librarians who wish to be a mentor.