VLA NMRT Mentoring Program

The VLA New Members Round Table is pleased to offer our third year of mentoring for VLA members! If you are interested in being either a mentee or a mentor, please complete the following form and we will be in touch in the next few weeks. The deadline for signing up is Friday, February 19.

Link to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/zaR8F5QHl7

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 the following:

Mentees: Librarians or library staff members in the first five years of their professional career or 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 Lisa Becksford, VLA NMRT Secretary/Treasurer (lisab5@vt.edu), or Julia Feerrar, VLA NMRT Vice Chair/Chair-Elect (feerrar@vt.edu).


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