NMRT President’s Program at ALA Annual

Sunday, June 23 from 1:00-2:30pm in the Washington Convention Center, 159A-B.

The NMRT President’s Program: Building Tomorrow Together will focus on exploring unique mentorship programs. If you’ve ever been curious about formal mentorships or are looking for ways to innovate your library’s mentorship program, this is your opportunity to learn more!

Panelists will be speaking about the LLAMA Mentoring Committee, the Public Library Association’s mentoring programs, as well as discussing research on mentoring. Kaitlyn Hodges from ALA’s Emerging Leaders Program will also be in attendance to discuss the NMRT Emerging Leaders team project, a Mentoring Clearinghouse.

Ashley J. Brown has been a librarian at the Auburn Public Library since 2005 and is the current Engagement and Outreach Librarian.  In 2017, Ashley was selected as a Public Library Association Leadership Academy Fellow and served as a mentor of the Inclusive Internship Initiative.

Mandi Goodsett is the Performing Arts and Humanities Librarian at Cleveland State University.  She is the co-author of “Building a Strong Foundation: Mentoring Programs for Novice Tenure-Track Librarians in Academic Libraries, ” published inCollege and Research Libraries and the New Members Round Table Past-President.

Richard Guajardo is Head of Resource Discovery Systems at the University of Houston.  He is currently the Chair of the LLAMA Mentoring Committee and is the incoming co-chair of the ALCTS Program Committee.

The NMRT President’s Program is an annual event open to all registered conference attendees.

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