OLA Mentoring Program Mentor Application
Thank you for your interest in the OLA Mentoring Program! Please fill out this application and someone from the team administering the Mentoring program will be in touch soon.
If you have any questions, please email us at
Library where employed
City where you live or are employed
Primary phone number
Are you a current OLA Member (membership is preferred, not required)
My current position is classified as
I have experience (and/or feel comfortable mentoring someone interested) in the following library type(s) (select all that apply):
Areas of expertise (select all that apply)
Tell us in which areas you feel comfortable mentoring someone
Community Assessment and Involvement
Why do you want to be a mentor?
Please briefly describe your work experience and professional contributions.
I am willing to mentor someone current employed in a (select all that apply)
I agree to commit to the mentoring program for a
Nine-month period (for staff on 9-month contracts)
How did you hear about OLA's Mentoring Program? (optional)
By submitting your application, you are agreeing to the following:
I have been working in libraries for five or more years.
I understand I am volunteering my time to mentor an early-career librarian.
I agree to maintain contact with my mentee 5-6 times per year (or as often as is mutually agreed upon).
I agree to provide feedback to OLA at the end of the end of the year.
If I am unable to complete/fulfill my commitment, I will notify OLA mentor subcommittee chairs immediately.
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