SELA Mentoring Program
What is a Mentee?
A SELA mentee or a person being mentored is a librarian, library science student, or library assistants/support staff/paralibrarians seeking professional advice and guidance from an experienced library professional in order to achieve success in his/her new position or profession.
- Be a SELA member.
- Be a professional librarian, library science student or library assistants/support staff/paralibrarians.
- Minimum commitment of one year to program.*
- Willingness to communicate with mentor as often as necessary, at least 4-6 times during the year.
- Practice problem solving and listening skills
- Meet colleagues with varied experiences, skills, and contacts
- Learn what SELA has to offer
- Network with others in your field from various places
- Become a future mentor for other professionals
- Communicate effectively with mentor at least 4-6 times per year
- Take initiative and seek professional advice from the mentor when needed
- Know and be able to discuss your needs and objectives with mentor
- Take responsibility for your career goals.
- Receive feedback from mentor objectively
- Submit a a report/survey monkey every 6 months about the mentoring program and your relationship with the individual that mentored you to the Chair of the Mentoring Committee.