The Mentoring Committee's responsibility is to develop mentoring programs, but currently supervises both conference mentoring and career mentoring programs. The Conference Mentoring Program matches mentors with new members at the ALA Annual Conference. The Career Mentoring program is an October - July program that makes mentoring available to those who can't attend conferences. Finally, the committee is charged with exploring ways to use technology and up-to-date communication methods to expand mentoring initiatives and preparing guides dealing with mentoring.
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Mentoring Guidelines || Testimonial
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. 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. Applications for Career Mentoring for the 2022-2023 committee year are now open.
2. Conference Mentoring: a program designed to help first time attendees of the ALA Annual Conference (whose size can often be overwhelming and intimidating!) feel at ease by pairing them with seasoned conference attendees. Applications for Conference Mentoring are currently closed and will reopen for ALA Annual 2023.
Mentors and Mentees will be matched based on the information provided. Please see Mentoring Guidelines for details.
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Kimberly L. Redd, Program Manager, (HRDR & ALA-APA)