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Are You Looking for a Mentor?

Posted on behalf of the Mentoring Committee of the New Members Round Table (NMRT) of ALA:

Have you been a librarian for 5 years or less? Do you sometimes feel you have professional questions to ask and no one to direct them to? Do you find yourself wondering, in the midst of budget season, or in that massive collection development strategy meeting… what the heck are they talking about? Well, through NMRT's Mentoring Committee, help has arrived! Here's your chance to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to ask about all those questions you can't really ask!

The NMRT Mentoring Committee will pair up "newbie librarians" with "seasoned vets" as part of our Career Mentoring program. The program will last from October 2008 to July 2009. Conference attendance is not required, but membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged. Applications are due October 17, 2008, with the goal of notifying the matching pairs by the end of October.
For further information and to apply, please visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/mentor/mentoringcommittee.cfm

Lisa Tattersall
Reference Librarian, Adult Services
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97330

Posted by kkowatch at September 30, 2008 03:18 PM


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