Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Mentors Needed

The ALCTS Committee on Education, Training and Recruitment (CETRC) for Catalogers is sponsoring a mentoring program for MLIS students and recent graduates who have expressed an interest in cataloging. The Mentoring Sub-Committee is putting out a call for potential mentors. We expect to begin matching mentors and mentees this spring; the mentoring commitment would be for one year. Each mentor/mentee pair will be assigned a liaison who is a member of CETRC to help facilitate the process.

The nature of the mentoring relationship can be determined by each pair; whether the focus is on creating a resume and interviewing for cataloging jobs, or about specific cataloging skills, or ideas for research and exploration. Primary contact will be by e-mail, though if geographically viable, in-person meetings might be arranged.

Please take a look at the website and, if you are interested in participating, fill out an application (a link to the form is also available on the mentoring site). And please let one of the sub-committee co-chairs know if you have any questions about the program.

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