Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Launches Mentoring Program

The Education Committee of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) has launched its Mentoring Program:

"The mission of the mentoring program is to facilitate the creation, development and maintenance of mutually satisfactory mentoring relationships between new CALL members, or those CALL members pursuing new professional development opportunities, and their experienced colleagues (...)"

"The CALL Mentorship Program is an initiative intended to connect law library professionals pursuing new professional development with more experienced professionals. Mentees can come from any background in legal librarianship, or even straight from a library program at the university or college level. There is no maximum number of years in the profession for mentees - if you feel that you would like to grow as a professional in your job or your new tasks, and would benefit from the guidance and support of another professional, then being a mentee could be for you. Similarly, mentors can come from any of the areas of legal librarianship, with no set minimum number of years in the profession. As a guideline, however, we suggest five years experience."
The application period to become a mentor or a mentee will close April 26, 2010.

The CALL website has application forms for mentors and for mentees.

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