PLCI Mentoring Program

In May 2018, the Public Libraries Community of Interest (PLCI) initiated a program to encourage mentoring relationships between public library employees and new librarians.  We are ready to form our second cohort of mentor and mentee pairs for 2022! Mentors and mentees will be paired early next month, and this second mentoring period will run from mid-July through November. See the deadlines for this second session below.

Mentors 

PLCI is looking for experienced public library employees who are interested in mentoring new librarians. This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and give back to the library community.  Eligible mentors must be members of the Missouri Library Association and have at least 5 years of library experience, with at least 3 years in their current field.  Mentors must work or have worked in a public library and must be able to commit to at least one meeting per month during the mentoring period.  Meetings may be held via Zoom or a similar platform, phone, e-mail, or in person.

If you are interested in being a mentor, please fill out this Google Form by Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The form has a link to program guidelines at the very top.

Mentees 

PLCI is looking for new public librarians who are looking to learn the ropes of the public library profession and learn from an experienced professional. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the public library profession and have a seasoned library professional available to answer questions and give you insight. We will do our best to match you with someone who will help you to achieve your professional goals. Meetings may be held via Zoom or a similar platform, phone, e-mail, or in person.

If you are interested in being a mentee, please fill out this Google Form by Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The form has a link to program guidelines at the very top.

If you have additional questions, please email us at publiclibrariesci.mla@gmail.com.

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