INVEST IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT by finding and nurturing your unique talents with a knowledgeable information professional. The guidance you receive from a mentor will help you 
  • explore potential development areas that are untapped
  • become empowered in making decisions in the profession
  • enhance self-awareness by identifying where you are going and how to get there
  • expand opportunities for career advancement by making valuable contacts
  • be able to transition smoothly into a job in information and or library science
There are many opportunities offered by various library associations. Below is a list of active mentoring programs. Applications and procedures for the programs vary from organization to organization. 

If you have any questions please contact the Assistant to the Dean, Vinette Thomas, MSLIS at  Feel free to recommend any mentoring programs that you know, so that we can share these valuable opportunities with the SILS community.

American Library Association's Full List of Mentor Programs
American Library Association New Members Round Table
Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York
American Research Libraries
American Association of Law Libraries
Association of College and Research Libraries
Art Libraries Society of New York
Association of Jewish Libraries
Council on Library and Information Resources
Information Architecture Institute
Institute of Certified Records Managers
Interaction Design Association
Library Leadership and Management Association
Medical Library Association
Society of American Archivists
Special Libraries Association New York Chapter
User Experience Professionals Association New York Chapter
Young Adult Library Services Association

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