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LLAMA Mentoring Program Seeking Mentors and Mentees

LLAMA Mentoring Program

Do you want to share your experience and expertise by encouraging and nurturing a future Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) leader?

Do you want to develop your leadership and management skills by learning from a current LLAMA leader?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you are just the right person to participate in an exciting 10 month formal mentoring program.

The LLAMA mentoring program is designed to encourage and nurture current and future leaders and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. Mentees in the program benefit from mentor experience in areas such as career planning, job assistance, shaping careers, and succession planning. Mentors provide training and guidance for mentees, sharing leadership and management skills and practices.

Mentees and mentors are supported as part of a formal and structured program which is designed with an eye on sustainability, legacy, realism, structure, expectations, and an emphasis on professional development. Data collection and evaluative instruments have been developed and are used to ensure that feedback from participants contributes to and improves the program.

Mentee participants must be current or potential LLAMA members. Candidates may self nominate or may be nominated by others. Mentees are required to attend the Annual Conference in Chicago to participate in the program’s formal orientation and to meet their mentor.

Mentor participants must be active members within LLAMA. Mentors are required to attend the Annual Conference in Chicago to participate in the program’s formal orientation and to meet their mentee.

Both mentors and mentees submit biographical and career information to assist in the matching process. Matched duos meet at a reception and orientation during the annual conference and continue their mentoring relationship throughout the 10 month period following the conference.

The program is limited to 25 mentee/mentor duos per year, so early application is encouraged.

Applications for mentee and mentor candidates are being accepted through December 1st, 2008 and can be accessed online or via this link: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/llama/lamacommittees/divisioncomms/LAMA_Mentoring_Committee/LAMA_Mentoring_for_Leadership_Program.cfm

For additional information, please contact Neely Tang, Chair of the Mentoring Committee at nt243@cornell.edu.

Posted by kkowatch at November 13, 2008 10:59 AM

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