The mentoring program connects those new to the field with more experienced professionals. Mentors and mentees are matched based on career goals, experience, and other areas of interest.
The mentoring program contains a variety of flexible options to fit your schedule. Communication can be in-person or remote, whatever works best for you.
Interested in becoming a mentor? (open to DC/SLA members AND non-members)
If you are an experienced professional and would like to make a connection with someone new to the field, you can sign up to be a mentor. This is a great opportunity to share your invaluable knowledge and become an important step in helping new professionals achieve their career goals. As a mentor, you can:
- Give advice and encouragement to a new professional
- Offer interview preparation and coaching
- Provide guidance on preparing application materials
- Answer questions about your expertise
- Be a networking contact and an insider for available jobs
- Help a new professional navigate professional conferences
If you are interested, please fill out the Mentor form. You will be matched up with a protégé, whom you will contact to set up a time to meet. If you are unable to access or submit the form, please fill out the following Word document instead.
Are you a new professional interested in becoming a mentee? (open to DC/SLA members only)
The mentoring service is available to students and those with less than 5 years of professional experience in the library/information field. You must be a member of DC/SLA to participate as a mentee, and be able to identify your career goals.
If you are interested, please fill out the Mentee form. You will be matched up with a mentor in your field, who will be contacting you to set up a time to meet and get to know you. If you are unable to access or submit the form, please fill out the following Word document instead.
Resume Review Service
The resume review service connects members looking for jobs with experienced professionals who have hiring experience. Resume submitters and reviewers are matched based on career goals, experience, and other areas of interest.
Interested in becoming a resume reviewer? (open to DC/SLA members and non-members)
If you have 3+ years of experience in your field and have hiring experience, becoming a resume reviewer is a great short-term opportunity to assist a job-seeker. Reviewers provide advice and critique applicants’ resumes to help them get interviews.
Interested in submitting your resume? (open to DC/SLA members only)
The resume review service is available to any DC/SLA member who is looking for a job in the library/information professions. Students, new professionals, and career-changers can submit their resume for a thorough critique to improve their odds of getting interviews.
If you would like to submit your resume for review, please fill out the Resume Submission form. You should receive a critique within 2 weeks of your submission. If you are unable to access or submit the form, please fill out the following Word document instead.
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