By Neyda Gilman, SLA First Five Years
Mentoring can be an extremely beneficial process for many in the early part of their career, and the library/information career is no exception to this.
The First Five Years Advisory Council aims to provide beneficial information and some guidance for early career information professionals. While we ourselves can not provide a mentorship program, we have done our research and want to share mentoring opportunities available throughout SLA.
Many SLA Divisions offer mentorships to their members. Does your division?
- Academic Division
- Business & Finance Division
- Chemistry Division: contact the Mentoring Committee Chair (2015) Denise Callihan
- Competitive Intelligence Division
- Engineering Division: contact the Mentoring Committee Chair (2015) Ashleigh Faith
- Legal Division: contact the Mentoring Committee Chair (2015) Joan M. Ogden
- Physics/Astronomy/Math (PAM)
- Science – Technology Division
- SLA Taxonomy Division
If your division doesn’t have a mentoring program or committee, don’t despair yet! Many SLA Chapters also provide mentoring help.
- Arizona Chapter: contact the Mentoring Chair Jeanette M. Mueller-Alexander
- Cincinnati Chapter
- Florida & Caribbean Chapter
- Hudson Valley Chapter
- Kentucky Chapter: contact the Mentoring Committee: Donna Slaton and Stacie Williams
- Kentucky Chapter
- Michigan Chapter
- Minnesota Chapter
- New York Chapter
- Pittsburgh Chapter: contact the Mentoring, Networking & Consultations: Lynn Berard (2007+ ) & Denise Callihan (2007+ )
- Silicon Valley Chapter: has a yearly call to participate which is past for this year. Check here for more information.
- Southern California Chapter
- St. Louis Metro Area Chapter
- Upstate New York Chapter
- Washington DC Chapter
If you are beyond the early part of your career, consider being a mentor!
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