How do I become a Mentee?
CARL members may enroll via the CARL Mentee Information Form. You will be contacted by a member of the Mentoring Program Committee, who will match you with a mentor.
Benefits of being a Mentee
- Create valuable professional connections
- Receive counseling when navigating the hurdles of librarianship in an academic setting
- Experience performing primary assignment tasks (reference service, teaching,
cataloging, or systems work, to name just a few areas of responsibility librarians often have in their portfolio)
- Become familiar with issues of professional achievement (conducting research, presenting conference papers, posters or other professional talks, writing and producing publications of various types)
- Understand the service needs of diverse campuses and communities
Mentee Expectations and Guidelines
- One mentor per librarian
- Official length of the formal relationship will be one year (and can be extended unofficially by mutual consent)
- Must initiate and maintain interest in the assigned relationship
- Assure regular meetings and mentor (face-to-face, telephone, or email)
- Accept career advice and counseling based on the mentor's related experience
- Share skills and knowledge with chosen mentor
- Accept feedback on projects
Questions? Comments? Please contact the CARL Mentoring Program Committee Chair.