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CARL Mentoring Program


The CARL Mentoring program seeks to match new and mid-career California academic librarians with more experienced colleagues. Are you a new librarian working in an academic library in California? By new librarians we mean not only newly employed librarians in their first position out of graduate school, but also librarians who may have recently relocated to California, shifted library type (from public to academic for example) or otherwise could benefit from advice or a more formal introduction to California academic library culture. 2 people presenting a poster on mentoring Are you a mid-career librarian looking for some advice from more experienced colleagues? Are you an MLIS student graduating soon who plans to work as an academic librarian?

If your answer to one of these questions is yes, please take a look at the Mentees page for guidelines, expectations and application form.


Are you an experienced librarian who wants to mentor a new and/or mid-career librarian? If so, please fill out the form below.

CARL Mentor Information Form

Questions? Comments? Please contact the CARL Mentoring Program Committee Chair listed below.

CARL Mentoring Program Committee

Kathlene Hanson, Chair
California State University, Monterey Bay

Susan B Jackson
California State University, Long Beach

Kelly Janousek
California State University, Long Beach

Erika Montenegro
East Los Angeles College

Deborah L. Schaeffer
California State University, Los Angeles

Penny Scott
University of San Francisco

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