ACRL/NY Mentee Application Form 2018/2019
The information provided will help the ACRL/NY Mentoring Committee match you with an appropriate mentor.
Please note that the program is limited to LIS students and new librarians with less than five (5) years of professional library experience. All ACRL/NY Mentees must agree to join the ACRL/NY New Librarians' Discussion Group (there is no cost to join discussion groups).
Current Position / Job Title (if applicable)
Please upload a current resume or curriculum vita (not necessary if it is located on your web site).
Are you an ACRL/NY member?: (ACRL/NY membership is required in order to be a mentee). ACRL/NY membership is for a calendar year. Go here to join:
If you are unsure of your membership status, we can check for you.
Are you currently a student in a LIS program?
If yes, what program/school?
Please describe your current library position and/or describe your library experience (e.g. past jobs, internships, etc.). If you have no library work experience, particularly current LIS students, please describe the area of librarianship you would most prefer and why, and your area of concentration for your MLS.:
Area(s) of Interest (e.g. what area of expertise would you like your mentor to address?):
Public Services / Access Services
Research & Publications
Subject Speciality (please list subjects in box below)
Systems and/or Web and Emerging Technologies
Distance Education / Outreach
Archives / Special Collections
Other (please describe below)
Use this space to expand on your answer to "Area(s) of Interest:”
What area(s) of library science do you want your mentor to be knowledgeable about?
If you selected "Special" or "Other", please describe type of library in more detail.
Do you foresee meeting your mentor in person? -- for coffee/tea, at an event or program, or going to your mentor's place of work to "shadow" him/her?
Maybe, if possible
Do you have any comments or concerns about meeting in person, time commitments, etc.?
Why are you interested in participating in this program? Please include your GOALS for this experience:
Additional information that you would like to provide (e.g. hobbies, interests, special experiences):
Accepted mentees must agree to the following
1) Agree to complete the academic year term;
2) Agree to stay in regular contact with their mentor;
3) Agree to attend any mentoring meetings and/or to stay in regular contact with the Mentoring Committee Coordinator ;
4) Notify the Mentoring Program Coordinator of any problems that occur.
: Participation in the ACRL/NY Mentoring Program does not remove from the mentee/mentor the responsibility for meeting the criteria for promotion and tenure at the mentee’s/mentor’s institution. The information and advice that mentors offer mentees is just that, advice. Mentors act solely in an informal advisory capacity: advice and information offered by mentors is in no way legal or binding. Mentees/Mentors are responsible for their individual levels of professional development, research and service. Mentors will not be held responsible for the outcome of any personnel actions involving their mentees, including tenure, promotion, or continuation of appointment.
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