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?
Here is your chance to participate in a great new project from the New Members Round Table of ALA (NMRT), to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to guide as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship. The NMRT Mentoring Committee’s 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.
The NMRT Career Mentoring program will last from October 2014 to July 2015. Conference attendance is not required, but membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged. Applications are due October 3, 2014 with the goal of notifying the matching pairs by the end of October.
You all know this already, but people are wonderful resources, especially if those people are librarians. I highly recommend applying—I know I will be!