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ARLIS/NA Yearlong Mentoring Program – Deadline 2/25

The ARLIS/NA Yearlong Career Mentoring Program is now recruiting mentors and mentees

Our program begins with a virtual workshop shortly before the 2022 Chicago conference and continues until the 2023 Mexico City conference.  The program has matched dozens of art library professionals in successful mentoring relationships and contributes to the wonderful bonds we have with each other for which the Society is known.

You will only need 1-2 hours a month to participate! You can develop your mentor/mentee relationship by Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, phone calls, or by email.

This year’s workshop is scheduled for Friday, April 1 from 11am PST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST and will take place virtually.

Are You New to Art Librarianship or Looking for Guidance? Apply to be a Mentee!

We’re looking for art librarians interested in building their skills for leadership roles (from project management to department management and everything in between) by working with mentors with leadership experience. You will cultivate a professional relationship with your mentor and mutually share your experiences with knowledgeable librarians to explore leadership. The program has matched dozens of art library professionals in successful mentoring relationships and mentors and mentees have raved about how beneficial the program was for them. 

“I have gained a lot from the mentorship program and greatly benefited from the experience of having someone with an interest solely in my success without being a work connection and clearly free of ulterior motives. My mentor helps me put things in perspective.” – Delia Tash (former mentee) 

Please fill out the mentee application at: https://forms.gle/7PF3v53v4Kv2RczX9 

The deadline to apply to the ARLIS Mentoring Program for both mentors and mentees is Friday, February 25, 2022 by 11:59pm PST. The mentoring committee will be in touch with you regarding mentorship pairs by March 18, 2022 at the latest. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you would like to learn more about the program, or have questions, please contact the ARLIS/NA Mentoring Subcommittee Chair, Madison Sullivan at madds@uw.edu 

Chapter Opportunity: Get involved with ARLIS/NA-Southeast!

The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA will host the annual conference in New Orleans February 5-9, 2017, so opportunities to get involved are already developing and will continue to develop in the coming months.

The ARLIS/NA-SE Chapter serves professionals (and students!) who reside in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If you live in any of these places, check out the chapter website and see how you can get involved. Here are some current opportunities to highlight:

  • The chapter is hosting its own annual conference November 16-18 in Sarasota, FL, at the Center for Asian Art at the Ringling Museum of Art. More information can be found on the conference website.
  • Chapter Vice-President Kimberly Windham encourages ARLIS/NA-SE members who are located in Florida to apply to serve on the Program Planning Committee for the Sarasota conference. Serving on this committee is a great chance to network and build valuable skills! Interested members may submit a letter of interest to her at kimberly(dot)windham(at)famu(dot)edu
  • The Southeast Chapter also continually runs an informal mentoring program for chapter members. Whether you are a student or new professional, mentoring programs can be very helpful as you get started in your career. More information can be found here and the program comes highly recommended!

ARLIS/NA Yearlong Career Mentoring Program Deadline March 3

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.

2014-15 ARLIS/NA Career Mentoring Program Application

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.

Details:

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: mentor@arlis.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