For immediate release | November 8, 2011

LLAMA mentoring program applications are now available

CHICAGO - The LLAMA Mentoring Committee has begun recruiting mentors and mentees for the 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 deadline to apply to become a mentor or mentee is Dec. 16, 2011. To apply, go to



For more information on the program, contact Holly Cole Okuhara at


Fred Reuland