• Mentee-Mentor pairs will identify clear objectives for the mentoring relationship in conjunction with the mentee’s development plan.
• Mentee-Mentors pairs will complete any pre work throughout the program.
• Mentee-Mentor pairs will meet regularly (a minimum of every other month for one hour) and commit two to four hours per month for development.
• Mentee-Mentor pairs will attend ALA mentorship program development activities
All applicants will be notified of the status of their match by mid October. Participants will be selected based on the information provided in the application, along with their professional goals and interests, their self-identified core values and mentoring styles, and where an appropriate match is available.
Mentee-Mentor pairs will be selected based on the information that is provided on the applications. Mentees will be challenged to “drive” the relationship with their mentors. The role of the mentor is to support, challenge and motivate the mentee towards achieving identified goals.
Once selected, at the outset of the mentorship program commencement, mentors and mentees will attend a brief orientation program to familiarize themselves to the program, expectations and resources to support their mentorship relationship. A number of online resources will be made available to mentees and mentors. Touchpoints will be scheduled with the mentor and mentee occasionally throughout the partnership to ensure that expectations are being made and resources are provided where needed.
Several mentor/mentee group events will be held during the year, to create a community of practice and share experiences, feedback and suggestions for effective outcomes.