ALA NMRT Seeking Applicants for Conference Mentoring Program

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

May 21, 2016

(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

The New Members Round Table Mentoring Committee is seeking applicants for its 2016 ALA Conference Mentoring Program. With the program taking place June 23 – 28, 2016 (in concurrence with the American Library Association Annual Conference), the committee will pair first-time attendees with members who are more experienced with conference attendance. Applicants should apply to be a conference mentee if this is their first time attending an American Library Association Annual Conference. Program mentors are those who are comfortable navigating the massive, and often daunting, annual conference and can provide guidance and tips to someone who has never experienced it before.

As a ground rule, applicants must be attending the conference for at least three days. Attendance at the NMRT mentoring social on Friday, June 24, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the Hilton Orlando in the Clear Lake Meeting Room is highly recommended. Mentoring pairs should plan to meet with each other two times and be willing to remain in contact via phone or email during the conference.

Applications are due Friday, June 3, with the goal of notifying the matching pairs by the week of June 13. For more information and to apply, go here. Any additional questions or concerns may be directed to the NMRT Mentoring Committee by e-mailing

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