Call for Mentors and Mentees!

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As some of you may know I am currently on the American Library Association’s New Member Round Table’s Mentoring Committee.? Every year this committee tries to expand and improve mentoring services for new librarians.

Maybe you’re looking for some good advice, or perhaps you want to give back because of the people who supported you as a new librarian. Please at take a look at the call’s for participation below and consider being a mentor or a mentee.

Call for Mentors

Dear Colleagues,

Have you been a librarian for 5 years or more?

Do you like to help others and want to give back to your profession?

The New Members Round Table (NMRT) Career Mentoring Program offers you the chance to meet a new librarian and guide them as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship!

The Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up “newbie librarians” with “seasoned vets” as part of a year-long mentoring program that will last from? February 2012 to July 2012. Conference attendance is not required. Membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged.

Applications are due January 27, 2012 with the goal of notifying the matching pairs by the middle of February.

For more information and to apply, visit:

http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/mentor/mentoringcommittee

Application:?http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/mentor/careerMentorApp

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions after visiting the site.

Sincerely,

The New Member Round Table Mentoring Committee

 

Call for Mentees

Dear Colleagues,

Have you been a librarian for 5 years or less?

Do you sometimes feel that you have professional questions to ask and no one to direct them to?

Through the New Members Round Table’s Mentoring Committee, help has arrived! Here’s your chance to meet an experienced librarian who can offer you valuable professional guidance.

The NMRT Mentoring Committee will pair up “newbie librarians” with “seasoned vets” as part of our Career Mentoring program. The program will last from February 2012 to July 2012. Conference attendance is not required. Membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged.

Applications are due January 27,2012 with the goal of notifying the matching pairs by the middle middle of February.

For further information and to apply, visit:?

http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/mentor/mentoringcommittee

Application:?http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/mentor/careerMentorApp

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions after visiting the site.

Sincerely,

The New Member Round Table Mentoring Committee