Core Webinar: Mentorship for All: Creating a Statewide Program

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/27/2022


Tom Ferren

Professional Development Program Officer

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOJoin Core on November 2, 2022, at 1 p.m. CT, for the webinar “Mentorship for All: Creating a Statewide Program.” This session will describe the steps taken to create a statewide mentorship program for interested and motivated library staff. The panelists, all experienced administrative staff, will share a pilot project in Colorado that was founded with a commitment to increasing diversity in library leadership, and fostering equity, diversity and inclusion by empowering library workers, library administrators, and information professionals from underserved groups to connect with each other and share professional knowledge and experience for career growth. By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to distinguish between, describe, evaluate, and localize various mentoring options; they will also be able to create a plan of action to implement in their state or organization and explain the benefits of a statewide mentorship program.

Mentorship for All: Creating a Statewide Program
Live Webinar:
Friday, November 2, 2022, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CT


Christine Kreger, Professional Development Consultant, Colorado State Library, Denver, CO
Rose Nelson, Assistant Director, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, Denver, CO
Bailey Wallace, Interim Department Head of Access and Public Services, Auraria Library, Denver, CO
Donna Walker, Executive Director, Jefferson County Public Library, Lakewood, CO
Padma Polepeddi, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Library Experience, Jefferson County Public Library, Lakewood, CO

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67
ALA Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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