2015 VLA Mentoring Program: Call for Mentors!

Greetings! VLA NMRT is pleased to offer our second year of mentoring for VLA members! We gathered a lot of interest already from mentees and are looking for mentors for our program. If you are interested please complete the following form and we will be in touch in the next few weeks. The deadline for signing up is Feburary 15th.

VLA NMRT Mentoring Sign Up Form

The VLA NMRT Mentoring Program is designed to help new VLA members grow professionally through partnerships with seasoned VLA members. The program is open to

Mentees: Librarians or library staff members in the first five years of their professional career, library school students. See this guide for more details.

Mentors: A career mentor must have been employed in a professional position for at least five years and be willing to correspond with their mentee at least once a month in whatever manner is most convenient for both parties. See this guide for more details.

Membership in VLA is required. Conference attendance is not required.

The VLA NMRT Mentoring Program is not intended as a job search program.

Mentor/mentee partnerships will officially run from March to October.

Mentors and mentees will be partnered based on their similar interests, professional experience or goals, and when able, by their geographic proximity to each other. While face-to-face communication is not required, we hope that mentors and mentees who are near one another take the opportunity to meet in person. The availability of mentors and mentees and the information provided on the applications will determine the partnerships made.

If you have any questions please contact Margarethoward01 at Gmail.

Margaret Howard

VLA NMRT Chair 2014-2015


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Public library manager, mother & wife. I read mostly adult fiction, as a librarian I try to consider who might enjoy each book, not just those to my tastes.
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