Calling all prospective mentors and mentees for the ARLIS/NA Yearlong Career Mentoring Program! This yearlong program begins with a workshop at the Washington, DC conference and continues until the 2015 Fort Worth conference. Our program has matched dozens of art library professionals in successful mentoring relationships and contributes to the wonderful bonds of cordial collegiality for which the Society is known.
While mentoring may seem like a time consuming venture, it is actually a rather straightforward, yet impactful, way to make a difference in our profession. You only need 1-2 hours a month!
Not sure if you’re ready to be a mentor?If you are active in the field of arts librarianship, there is a good chance you could be a mentor to a burgeoning professional. If you have ever participated in the Career Mentoring Program as a mentee, you are also likely qualified to serve as a mentor.
The application deadline is Monday, March 3, 2014.
Notification of acceptance and assignment of mentoring pairs will be made by Monday, March 10, 2014.
For questions, please contact the Mentoring Subcommittee: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you aren’t yet convinced of the power of the mentoring program, check out what some of our past participants have had to say:
I have the best mentee. I don’t know how intentional the pairing was, but it is perfect in my mind. And I feel really grateful that we were matched up in this formal way, because I don’t know that we would have met otherwise. –Mentor
I cannot think of a more positive experience than what I have shared with [my mentor]. Her kindness, encouragement, and willingness to go out of her way to answer my questions …has been the most useful to me. –Mentee
I am delighted with my mentee. … I’m so glad to have come into contact with this youthful and very vibrant librarian. She gives me great hope for the future of the profession. This is what I have taken away from this relationship. I hope that I have passed along some useful information or a helpful attitude about facing career challenges in the process –Mentor
She [mentor] was really great at helping me work through any issues I had at work or figuring out my plans. She would listen to me talk for a while, and then sort of synthesize what I was saying into something more concise and pretty. That seems to me to be the mentoring gold standard. It was great to be able to discuss things with someone objective who knows the field and has more experience than I do. –Mentee