The Mentoring 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 Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
April -- Send out notices to library schools announcing NASIG mentoring program
May – send out request for mentors in NASIG
May – check in with LIS ambassadors that they wish to continue
June – match mentors and mentees/matches send back mentoring contract
July to May – monthly questions sent to mentors and mentees
November – first survey sent to participants/drawing for gift card for mentees
May – second survey sent to participants/drawing for gift card for mentees
April (prior to conference): Work with PPC and the NASIG publicist to invite proposals for the Student Spotlight sessions. Evaluate and select proposals and notify presenters of the status of their proposals.
4-6 weeks prior to conference: call goes out on NASIG-L for experienced NASIG attendees to sign up as mentors.
Two weeks before conference: Sign-up of mentors complete
One week before conference: Mentor/mentee assignments complete
One week post-conference: Send reminder to complete evaluation of conference mentoring program & first timers reception
Xiaoyan Song (North Carolina State University), 18/20
Danielle Williams (University of Evansville), 19/21
Juliya Borie (University of Toronto), 19/21
Chris Bulock (California State University Northridge), 18/20
Todd Enoch (University of North Texas), 18/20
Caitlin Harrington (University of Memphis), 18/20
Sara Meidinger (North Dakota State University Libraries), 18/20
Kate Seago (University of Kentucky), 19/21