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ALA New Members Roundtable Mentor Application (for annual mtg) Sue Weldon 16 Jan 1996 16:57 UTC

Please reply to Dora Ho <>, not to SERIALST. Thanks. -ed.

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Are you a student or a new librarian planning to attend the
American Library Association's annual conference in New York City
in July?  Would you like to have a mentor at the conference,
someone to talk to or to help you acclimate?

Are you a seasoned conference attendee who would like to share
your experience with a student or a new professional?

If you answered YES to any of these questions the CONFERENCE
MENTOR PROGRAM is for you!  The Mentoring Committee of NMRT is
sponsoring this project to help make new attendees feel at ease
at a conference whose size can often be overwhelming and

Who is a mentor?  A mentor is an experienced and trusted
advisor.  Within the context of ALA conferences, it is someone
who can help a new librarian or a library science student
negotiate a path among the numerous meetings, programs, exhibits
and acronyms.

Mentees, or proteges (those being mentored) may be library
science students, new librarians, first-time conference
attendees, or anyone who would like to feel more comfortable
attending the annual conference.

The only qualification for being a mentor is to have a sincere
interest in helping someone get the most out of the conference.
This involves being a good listener, a thoughtful advisor and a
role model.  Mentors should expect to meet at least once with
their mentees during the conference to answer questions, give
guidance or just to listen.  More contact during the conference
or, even afterwards, is encouraged.  Mentors can be from any ALA
division or affiliate group in order to show mentees the many
opportunities for involvement in ALA.

In order to participate, just complete the following form and
mail it to:

               Dora Ho
               North Hollywood Regional Branch Library
               5211 Tujunga Ave.
               North Hollywood, CA  91601
               Voice: (818) 766-7186
               FAX: (818) 756-9135

by MAY 31, 1996.  Mentors and mentees (proteges) will be matched
based on the information provided.  Mentors will be responsible
for contacting mentee before the conference to arrange a meeting



The Mentoring Committee of the New Members Round Table is
sponsoring a conference mentor program at the American Library
Association annual meeting in Chicago.  The program will match
experienced conference attendees with students or individuals new
to the profession to help them benefit from their first
conference experience.  If you are interested in being a mentor
or mentee kindly complete the form and return it by May 31, 1996.

Name:        ______________________________________

Address:   ______________________________________


Telephone:(       )_________________________________

Fax:           (      )_________________________________

Email:         (      )_________________________________

I would like to be a:        (   )  mentor
                                       (   )  mentee

Do you consider yourself to be a member of an underrepresented
group?                           (    )  yes
                                       (    )  no

Type of institution in which you are interested or in which you
have had experience:
               (    )  Public library
               (    )  Academic library
               (    )  School library
               (    )  Special library
               (    )  Other, please specify:_________________

Type of position in which you are interested or in which you have
had experience:

(    ) Public services (please specify):_______________________

(    ) Technical services (please specify):____________________

(    )  Other (please specify):______________________________

Have you ever participated in a
mentor program:                           (  ) Yes      (  ) No

Please return this form by May 31, 1996 to:  Dora Ho, North
Hollywood Regional Branch Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave., North
Hollywood, CA  91601.  Voice: (818) 766-7186  Fax: (818) 756-9135


Susan Weldon
Head of Information Delivery Services
Paul Laurence Dunbar Library
Wright State University
Dayton, OH  45435