The Mentorship Committee has created a Skills Directory Survey that will be comprised of participating ALI members and their associated skills and areas of expertise. The directory will be a way for ALI members to connect with colleagues across the state, providing contacts for support, discussion, feedback or collaboration in a particular area of interest. This survey will also be emailed via the ALI Mentorship Committee listserv and the ALI Connect listserv every fall, so it will be updated yearly with the most current information of those who choose to participate in sharing their information.
View the published directory here: ALI Annual Skills Directory
The ALI Mentorship Committee welcomes applicants for our inaugural Peer Mentorship Circle for early career librarians and library staff (within the first 3 years). Upcoming ILS graduates are also welcome to participate.
A Peer Mentoring Circle (PMC) is a group of colleagues/peers who meet regularly to exchange professional experiences, challenges, interests, and goals for the purpose of sharing and discussing strategies or resources, and creating a collegial, supportive community to mentor and learn from each other.
Each mentorship circle will be composed of 4-6 members and should plan to meet monthly between October 2023 through May 2024. Members of the ALI Mentorship Committee will facilitate the initial one hour orientation session. Since this PMC is newly developed, we’d like your feedback to improve the experience for future PMCs, so there will be two surveys, one at mid-year and the other at the end of the year.
Participants are expected to:
We’d love to have you join the first ever ALI Mentorship Committee Peer Mentorship Circle! If you are interested in joining, please fill out an application and an ALI MC member will reach out with the details once circles are formed. Please apply here by October 6th: https://forms.gle/YfA22Xiid4MfLYVx5.
The ALI Mentorship Listserv is for those who’d like updates on mentorship opportunities, professional development, forming mentorship cohorts or relationships, and for connecting with other ALI members on a range of topics such as role transitions, work skills, DEI efforts, etc. For tough topics, questions may be posted to the listserv anonymously by filling out this brief form.
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