Applications for the 2017 NMRT ALA Conference Mentoring Program are Open

The New Members Round Table Mentoring Committee is seeking applicants for its 2017 ALA Conference Mentoring Program, occurring during the American Library Association Annual Conference, June 22nd – 27th, in Chicago, IL. The NMRT Mentoring committee will pair first time attendees with more experienced conference goers.

Applicants should apply to be a conference mentee if this is their first time attending an American Library Association Annual Conference. Program mentors are those who are comfortable navigating the massive, and often daunting, annual conference and can provide guidance and tips to someone who has never experienced it before.

Applicants must attend the conference at least 3 days to be eligible. Mentoring pairs should plan to meet with each other two times and be willing to remain in contact via phone or email during the conference.

The committee will also be hosting a Mentoring Social on Friday, June 23rd, where mentors and mentees from all of our programs have a place to meet face to face! The social runs from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in the Comiskey Meeting Room. Attendance is highly recommended and serves as a great opportunity to not only meet up with your mentoring match but also gives you a chance to meet up with other conference attendees.

Applications are due June 2nd with notification of pairings to occur by the week of June 11th.

For more information and to apply, visit:

Any additional questions or concerns may be directed to the NMRT Mentoring Committee by emailing

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