Mentoring and Student Outreach Committee


The Mentoring and Student Outreach Committee strives to foster strong relationships with library and information science programs and recruit the next generation of information professionals, as well as promoting the organization to the profession as a whole.

If you have any questions you may email the Mentoring and Student Outreach Committee at

Committee goals:

  • Recruit new members to NASIG
  • Promote NASIG’s awards, particularly the Student grants
  • Highlight membership benefits
  • Partner on Continuing Education opportunities offered by library and information science programs
  • Manage the Student Mentoring Program
  • Help make conference attendees feel more at ease
  • Create networking opportunities
  • Maintain list of ambassadors who follow a set of guidelines to facilitate relationships with library and information science program, and serve as liaisons to those ambassadors
  • Match first time conference attendees with mentors
  • In consultation with CPC, plan the First-Timers reception to take place at the beginning of the annual conference
  • In collaboration with PPC, review and select Student Snapshot sessions for the conference and work with presenters leading up to the conference


Guidelines for Mentors and Mentees

Mentoring Program and Application Form

Becoming an Ambassador

Committee Members


Chair: Beth Ashmore (North Carolina State University), 22/26
Vice-Chair: Megan Horn (University of North Texas Health Sciences Center), 24/26
Vice-Chair: Rayla Tokarz (University of Nevada), 24/26


Jackie Blanton-Watkins (Kennesaw State University), 23/25
Cleire Lauron (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), 23/25
Kayla Whitehead (University of North Florida), 24/26
Kristen Wilson (North Carolina State University), 23/25

Board Liaison: Matt Jabaily (University of Colorado Colorado Springs) 22/26


PMB 305
1902 Ridge Rd
West Seneca, NY 14224-3312

More Contact Information

Social Media

© NASIG 2023

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software