Saturday, March 11, 2017

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Mentorship Program Applications Now Open

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) Mentorship Program is accepting applications for mentees and mentors for the coming year.

This is a unique opportunity for CALL members to grow professionally and network within the profession:
"The CALL Mentorship Program is an initiative intended to connect law library professionals pursuing new professional development with more experienced professionals. The program aims to foster positive relationships between members that will promote growth, leadership, and commitment to the profession. 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 area of legal librarianship with no set minimum number of years in the profession. As a guideline, however, we suggest five years’ experience. Mentors have the opportunity to help in the professional growth of a colleague and, by extension, strengthen legal librarianship as a profession. Mentors may also find the partnership enables their own professional growth and heightens engagement in the profession and the CALL community."
A new addition to this year’s program is the offering of writing mentorship. Perhaps your job requires you to write/publish academically or you’re looking for some advice and coaching to develop your own writing portfolio. If so, CALL has mentors who would be happy to share their experience and offer guidance to interested mentees.

The deadline for applications is March 30, 2017. The application form is on the CALL website.

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