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Apply Now for ARLIS/NA Career Mentoring Program – Conference Workshop

As you make your travel arrangements for the upcoming annual conference in Boston, please consider making room in your schedule for the Career Mentoring program workshop.

Friday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to Noon

This four-hour workshop will be modeled on the successful 2005 ARLIS/NA Mentoring Program workshop led by Margaret Law. The workshop will feature an introduction to mentoring, viewing of the 2005 presentation on DVD, discussion, role-playing, and breakout sessions with mentor/mentee pairs. Characteristics of mentors, mentees, and the mentoring relationship; methods of communication; and benefits and potential pitfalls of mentoring will be discussed.

In order to facilitate optimal matching of mentor/mentee pairs, a short application form must be submitted prior to the annual conference.

Application Form is Now Open:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHlZS3h2RUVhNzF6RXhFcE1wdVBBQUE6MA

We will especially need mentors of all backgrounds – whether you’ve been in the profession for a handful of years or are a veteran (and have the battle scars to prove it!).   Please email Sarah Carter (scarter2 [at] ringling [dot] edu) with further questions.

Mentoring at ALA Annual

There may still be time to apply to have a mentor at ALA’s annual conference in Chicago this July if you act quickly.

Applications received after May 6th will be accepted with the understanding that mentor/mentee matches will be made based on the availability of a mentor or mentee.

ALA NMRT Mentoring Program

But do check back to the link above in August if you are interested in applying to participate in ALA’s year round mentorship program.

DEADLINE ARLIS/NA Year-Long Mentoring Program Workshop

The deadline for registration for the ARLIS/NA Year-Long Mentoring Program  & Workshop is Monday March 31. Please see below for more information.

The  ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee invites members to apply for  the year-long Mentoring Program, to commence at the annual conference in  Denver. In order to facilitate optimal matching of mentor/mentee pairs, a short application form is required; it can be found at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/afa/pdc/mentoringform.htm

Please note: Attendance at the free Mentoring Program workshop, scheduled for Fri. May 2, 8-12 a.m., is mandatory for participation in the year-long program. Workshop facilitators Heidi Hass and Tony White will work with mentor/mentee pairs to define responsibilities, refine expectations and goals, and set the groundwork for a successful mentoring relationship.

The Conference Mentoring Program is separate from the Mentoring Workshop and Pilot Program, and will take  place as usual. Alba Fernandez-Keys will announce the Conference Mentoring Program on ARLIS-L. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Heidi Hass & Tony White

Co-Facilitators, Mentoring Program Workshop

V. Heidi Hass
Head of the Reference Collection
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.New York, NY  10016-3403
TEL: 212 590-0381 FAX: 212-768-5681
NET: vhhass@themorgan.org

Tony White, MLS, MFA
Head, Fine Arts Library
1201 E. 7th Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
antmwhit@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5743 or fax (812) 855-3443

ARLIS/NA Denver Conference Mentor Program

As you register for the upcoming conference, please take a moment to consider participating in the ARLIS/NA Denver Conference Mentor Program!

The Mentor Program registration form is now active and can be found at:

http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/denver2008/confmentor_form.htm

Whether you are a seasoned ARLIS/NA conference veteran or a first (or second) timer, you have the opportunity to participate in the Denver Conference Mentor Program. If you are attending your first conference and are just beginning to develop your ARLIS network, the Mentor Program provides you with an experienced ARLIS/NA member to show you the ropes and introduce you to new colleagues. For ARLIS/NA veterans, this is a fine opportunity to make a significant impact in the Society on a personal level.

Those requesting mentors will be matched with those volunteering to serve as mentors by the Program Coordinator, based on information drawn from the application form. Both mentors and their newcomers will be notified before the conference.

Mentors are expected to contact their mentees prior to the conference, meet with their mentee the first or second day at the conference, discuss the structure and workings of the Society, give conference-attending tips, and introduce their mentee to new colleagues whenever possible during the conference.

Please note that the Denver Conference Mentor Program is separate from the year-long mentoring program and workshop.

Please fill out the form available on the volunteer section of the conference website before April 16th. For any questions, please contact Alba Fernendez-Keys, Mentor Program Coordinator at afernandez-keys@imamuseum.org .

ALA Conference and Career Mentoring

Are you going to the ALA conference in D.C. this year?  If so, there are 4 more days to sign up for the Conference Mentoring program.  Applications received after May 6th “will be accepted with the understanding that mentor/mentee matches will be made based on the availability of a mentor or mentee.”

If you can’t make it to our nation’s capital during the week of June 21st – 27th, don’t fret!  Check out ALA’s Career Mentoring, which is “a year-round program to connect a newer librarian with a seasoned librarian for a mentoring relationship relating to career development in librarianship.”

These programs are both sponsored by the New Member’s Round Table (NMRT), which is a natural starting place for students and newly-minted professionals!

Sign Up for the ARLIS/NA Year-long Mentoring Program

The Professional Development Committee of ARLIS/NA is at it again – the year-long mentoring program is available for all members.  Read below for a description of the mandatory conference workshop which kicks off the program, and then Sign Up Here!

The ARLIS/NA year-long Mentoring Program will commence with a free workshop at the Atlanta conference on Thursday, April 26, 1-5 p.m. The workshop, facilitated by V. Heidi Hass and Tony White, will focus on participants in the program and will give guidance on the mentor/mentee relationship throughout the following year.

I was fortunate to participate in last year’s program, and the experience provided a wonderful opportunity to connect with another professional.  This year promises to be an invaluable extension of the program.

I would encourage all ARLIS/NA members, no matter your level of experience in the field, to sign up.  The committee does a very good job of matching participants to the best of its ability.  Remember that you don’t have to have had decades of experience in the field in order to share your insight.  The organization grows when all members share their experiences, and mentors can expect to learn equally from their mentees throughout the process.

Sign Up for the ARLIS/NA Conference Mentoring Program

Dear ARLIS/NA Colleagues,

As you register for the upcoming conference, please take a moment to consider participating in the ARLIS/NA Atlanta Conference Mentor Program!

The Mentor program application form is now active and can be found at:

http://www.arlis-se.org/atlanta2007/volunteer_ConferenceMentorProgram.htm

Whether you are a seasoned ARLIS/NA conference veteran or a first (or second) timer, you have the opportunity to participate in the Atlanta Conference Mentor Program. If you are attending your first conference and are just beginning to develop your ARLIS network, the Mentor program provides you with an experienced ARLIS/NA member to show you the ropes and introduce you to new colleagues. For ARLIS/NA veterans, this is a fine opportunity to make a significant impact in the Society on a personal level.

Those requesting mentors will be matched with those volunteering to serve as mentors by the program coordinator, based on information drawn from the application form. Both mentors and their newcomers will be notified before the conference.

Mentors are expected to contact their mentees prior to the conference, meet with their mentee the first or second day at the conference, discuss the structure and workings of the Society, give conference-attending tips, and introduce their mentee to new colleagues whenever possible during the conference.

Please note that the Atlanta Conference mentor Program is separate from the year-long mentoring program and workshop.

Interested: Please fill out the form available on the conference website before April 13th. For any questions, please contact Alba Fernandez-Keys, Mentor Program Coordinator at afernandez-keys@ima.museum .

Resume Review Service Available at ALA Midwinter

Job hunting? Want a great resume?
The New Members Round Table offers its resume review service to all attendees of the Midwinter Conference in
Seattle.
Librarians from all types of libraries, with various specializations have volunteered to help you make your resume shine!

How does it work? Reviewers meet with a job seeker for 30 minutes and give constructive advice on how to improve your resume and/or cover letter. Reviewers comment on overall presentation, layout, organization, content and spelling/grammar issues. More information at http://www.ala.org/ala/nmrt/comm/conference.htm



Visit the NMRT Resume Review Service Booth in Room 6A on Level 6 of the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.

Dates/Times:
Friday (1/19): 12 noon - 5 pm
Saturday (1/20): 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday (1/21): 9 am - 5 pm

Monday (1/22): 9 am – 1 pm

Sincerely,
New Member Roundtable Resume Review Service Committee

Kristina Keogh
Reference Librarian for the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
keoghkm@vcu.edu