SELA Mentoring Program

SELA Mentoring Program

Program Description

Mission Statement

What is a Mentor?

What is a Mentee?

Membership and Mentoring Committee

Time Line

Leadership Conference

Biennial Conference

Required Activities for Mentors and Mentees

Suggested Activities for Mentors

FAQs

Resources: Books, Articles, Websites

Appendix: Forms and Brochures

Suggested Activities for Mentors

Develop Program Goals and Objectives
  1. Online workshop/ podcast/webinar and in-person conferences/workshops.
    • Mentor suggests different career learning opportunities (workshops and conferences) for the mentee to either attend or listen to.
    • Mentee must attend/listen to at least one program/workshop per year.
    • Mentee evaluates/summarizes the program and submits it to mentor
  2. Resume tips
    • Mentor suggests different career learning opportunities (workshops and conferences) for the mentee to either attend or listen to.
    • Mentor works with mentee to develop goals and objectives to explore their career interest, and evaluates the overall focus and appearance of the resume/curriculum vitae.
  3. Develop a special project:
    • Research article for Southeastern Librarian (mentee); or
    • Program for the SELA Biennial Conference (mentee); or
    • At the end of their mentoring relationship, either give a presentation at the SELA Biennial Conference or write an article for the Southeastern Librarian on the mentoring experience and how it helped with her/his career (mentee).
  4. Read two articles on mentoring. (see SELA Mentoring Program - Bibliography).
  5. Mentor assists mentee in joining a SELA committee/roundtable/ section.
  6. Mentee creates a personal log/journal for mentor/mentee interactions