One of the member benefits at ILF is the mentoring program. A mentee usually has ideas that would help him/her to grow professionally, and the mentor would meet with the mentee and over time, a supportive professional relationship grows. The mentor encourages the mentee and provides guidance, where needed and if requested.
"The mentor’s involvement is a valued service to the library community,” said Susan Akers, executive director of the ILF. "Each match is unique as the mentee progresses on his or her career path.”
Mentors should have at least five years in the profession, be willing to commit time to the relationship, keep communication lines open and encourage the mentee in ways that will be identified during the course of the match. By completing a short form, you can begin your involvement with the program. Follow-up information includes a mentoring program booklet and tip sheet.
Please see the box below for Mentee and Mentor applications and the Mentoring Program Handbook.
A liaison from the management division will contact the match periodically. If you would like more information or wish to learn more about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and state whether you would like to be a mentor or a mentee.