Mentees: Librarians or library staff members in the first five years of their professional career, library school students.
Mentors: A career mentor must have been employed in a professional position for at least five years and be willing to correspond with their mentee at least once a month in whatever manner is most convenient for both parties.
Membership in VLA is required. Conference attendance is not required.
The VLA NMRT Mentoring Program is not intended as a job search program.
Mentor/mentee partnerships will officially run from March to October.
Mentors and mentees will be partnered based on their similar interests, professional experience or goals, and when able, by their geographic proximity to each other. While face-to-face communication is not required, we hope that mentors and mentees who are near one another take the opportunity to meet in person. The availability of mentors and mentees and the information provided on the applications will determine the partnerships made.