Applications now open for NMRT 2018 ALA Conference Mentoring Program

The New Members Round Table Mentoring Committee is seeking applicants for its 2018 ALA Conference Mentoring Program, occurring during the American Library Association Annual Conference, June 21st – 26th, in New Orleans, LA. 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 22nd, 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 Hilton New Orleans Riverside in the Chart C 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. Refreshments will be served!

Applications are due June 8th at 5 PM with notification of pairings to occur by the week of June 11th.

Please contact the committee to confirm your interest, or feel free to contact the committee with any additional questions or concerns. Direct your emails to the NMRT Mentoring Committee by emailing We look forward to hearing from you!

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