Thursday, May 15, 2008

New ALA Instruction Librarian Mentoring Program

Thought I would share this information that just came through on the NMRT listserv:

Calling all Instruction Librarians!

The IS Mentoring Program is happy to announce its debut! The program is designed to contribute to the professional development of academic librarians interested in information literacy instruction and improving teaching skills by pairing librarians experienced in teaching with librarians new to instruction or to the Instruction Section OR by pairing librarians just looking to share ideas. The program creates a forum for learning opportunities, networking, and the exchange of ideas between paired mentors and mentees.

As this is the inaugural year for the program, the committee seeks ACRL/IS members for participation as either a mentor or mentee. Participation is primarily virtual, though there will be opportunities to meet in person at ALA Annual and midwinter conferences. Mentoring pairs will be matched after the Annual conference this summer. Deadline for applications is June 20, 2008.
Participants must be ACRL/IS members.

Sign up and see more information about the program at
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We hope you will join us in fostering professional relationships within the section by sharing your experience and ideas through the new Mentoring Program.
Please contact the committee chair, Caroline Barratt ( with any questions.


Thursday, May 01, 2008

Presentation link

For slides of the presentation, below, please follow the link:

To See Ourselves as Others See Us - Unity of Purpose: In Concord with Those We Serve Cumberland Falls State Resort, April 24, 2008. George Needham, Vice President, Member Services, OCLC