ACRL/NY Mentor Application Form
Mentors are library professionals who offer significant experience (5+ years) or an exceptional knowledge base in specific areas (e.g., management, research and writing for publication; web design; instruction, project management, subject expertise) to the field of library and information science. Most importantly, they are enthusiastic about the profession and eager to give back to it by offering their time and counsel as mentors. Mentors must be ACRL/NY members, and should be willing to participate in discussion groups (e.g., the New Members Discussion Group) and/or other ACRL/NY committees.
The information on this form will help the ACRL/NY Mentoring Committee match mentees with suitable mentors.
Please upload a current resume or curriculum vita (not necessary if it is located on your web site).
I currently work in the following type of library
Four Year College
If you chose "Other" for type of library, please elaborate:
Are you an ACRL/NY member?: (ACRL/NY membership is required in order to be a mentor). 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.
Check all for which you have significant experience:
If you selected "Special" or "Other", please describe type of library in more detail.
Area(s) of Expertise (e.g. those areas which you are well-skilled):
Public Services/Access Services
Research & Publications
Subject Speciality (please list subjects in box below)
Systems and/or Web and Emerging Technologies
Distance Education / Outreach
Other (please describe below)
Use this space to expand on your answer to "Area(s) of Expertise:”
Would you be interested in mentoring: (check all that apply)
a new librarian
a library school student
a librarian who is currently seeking a job
Do you foresee meeting your mentee in person, either at an event or program, or inviting your mentee to come to your workplace or go out for coffee/tea?
Maybe, if possible
Do you have any comments or concerns about meeting in person, time commitments, etc.? :
What would you like to get out of the mentoring experience? :
Additional information that you would like to provide (e.g. hobbies, interests, special experiences):
Mentors must agree to the following
1) Agree to complete the academic year term;
2) Agree to stay in regular contact with their mentee;
3) Agree to attend any mentoring meetings and/or to stay in regular contact with the Mentoring Program Coordinator;
4) Notify the Mentoring Program Coordinator of any problems he/she encounters with meeting or communicating with the mentee.
: 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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