Student Mentoring Program


The NASIG Student Outreach Committee and the NASIG Mentoring Group are pleased to announce a new initiative: The NASIG Student Mentoring Program. This pilot program is designed to provide a yearlong opportunity for networking and professional development between NASIG regular members and our student members. This program will include an orientation (in-person & virtual option) in June, a virtual mid-year session, and monthly facilitated discussion questions (via email/phone/skype/etc.) between mentor/mentee. Mentors & mentees will discuss up front their expectations and needs for the program. Are you looking for someone to review your resume and help with job hunting? Or would you like a mentor to help you with the research and publication process?

For mentors, it is a chance to give back and help student members grow in the field while at the same time learning from their mentees.

For mentees, it is a great opportunity to learn from an active professional how to:

  • explore your career options.
  • demonstrate a dedication to professional development.
  • acquire the skills, attitudes, and relationships that you will need as you become a library and information professional.

Participants must be NASIG members in good standing at of the start of the program, and must either attend the Mentor/Mentee orientation at the NASIG Annual Conference or be able to participate in a virtual orientation at a time to be determined.



March 2017 - Call for mentees/mentors

May 2017: Mentor/Mentee matches announced

June 8, 2017: In-Person Student Mentoring Program Orientation at NASIG Conference (Virtual Orientation date TBD)

June 2017: Mentoring Program officially starts.

November 2017: Mid-Program Virtual Session.

May 2018: Mentoring Program officially ends


Program Applications

2017-18 applications will be accepted until April 16th, 2017. Submit your application to:

Please remember to become a member of NASIG to participate in this program. Student membership is free.

Be a Mentor

Mentor application

Be a Mentee

Mentee application



Additional Information

Please contact the Student Mentoring Program Subcommittee with any questions:

Chair: Katy Divittorio, Acquisitions Librarian, University of Colorado Denver

Kimberly Lawler, E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Specialist, University of Colorado Boulder

Sandy Folsom, Cataloger, Park Library & Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University

Celia Gavett, University at Buffalo MLIS student and 2017 NASIG Fritz Schwartz Serials Education Scholarship Winner 

Trina Holloway, Acquisitions/Serials Librarian, Georgia State University Law Library

Rachel Lundberg, Catalog Librarian for Serials, Duke University Libraries

Stephanie Miller, Branch Librarian, San Francisco Theological Seminary Library, Graduate Theological Union

Shannon Regan, Acquisitions Coordinator of E-Resources and Serials, New York Public Library