The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Professional Development Committee (PDC) is excited to announce this Call for Participation in our Mentorship Program for 2017-18.
We invite people interested in being mentors and mentees to complete the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/MgAVt7sHiiR6Unf12. Forms are due March 31st, 2017.
Who Can Be a Mentee?
Everyone is welcome to be a mentee, whether you are a student, a newly minted professional, or a more seasoned librarian. This is a great opportunity to connect with someone in the field who will work with you to develop your career.
Who Can Be a Mentor?
We welcome mentors from all levels of professional experience in academic libraries. Mentoring offers a meaningful way to engage with a colleague, be a supportive listener, and help them identify and achieve their professional goals.
Interested in Both?
If you are interested in both mentoring someone and being mentored, simply submit the form twice—once for your preferences as a mentee and once for your preferences as a mentor.
The PDC will pair mentors and mentees in June, 2017. We will host a Meet-n-Greet social event in August at the State Library of Ohio where mentoring pairs can get together in a fun, informal setting. If you can’t make it to Columbus for the event, mentoring pairs will schedule a first meet-up at a time/place convenient for them.
During the 2017-18 year, mentoring pairs are free to arrange times to talk or meet in person as fits their needs. Some pairs might be able to catch up at the ALAO conference in October, 2017. The Mentorship Program runs through April of 2018.
–Miriam Matteson, Co-Chair Professional Development Committee, Kent State University
–Judy Carey Nevin, Co-Chair Professional Development Committee, Ohio University Lancaster