Chair: Amy Hunsaker
Members: Stephanie Beene, Carol Ng-He, and Jacqulyn Ann Williams
A subcommittee of the Professional Development Committee which serves the ARLIS/NA membership by facilitating discussion, information sharing, and peer learning and by bringing topic experts to the forefront to share knowledge and insight. Towards these goals, the subcommittee develops and organizes virtual programming and supports SIGs, Divisions, and other groups within ARLIS/NA in developing and presenting programming throughout the year.
Chair: Megan Lotts
Members: Sara DeWaay, Jennifer Friedman, Mackenzie Salisbury, Jennifer Page
Read this interview from the ARLIS/SC Chapter Newsletter between Sarah Sherman (Mentoring Subcommittee member) and Antoinette Avila (mentee) and Krista Ivy (mentor).
See this attached bibliography to read more about mentoring in librarianship.
The Mentoring Subcommittee, under the auspices of the Professional Development Committee, maintains the year-long ARLIS/NA Yearlong Mentoring Program for ARLIS/NA members.
A call for mentors and mentees is made through ARLIS-L after the first of the year; applications must be submitted to facilitate the matching of pairs with similar interests and time commitment requirements. Participation in a mandatory 4-hour workshop at the annual conference gives mentors and mentees the tools necessary to create and maintain a successful relationship.
Members of the subcommittee monitor the mentoring pairs throughout the year to advise and trouble-shoot if needed. The subcommittee's predecessor, the Mentorship Task Force, produced a report that can be found as Hass, V. Heidi and Tony White. "Mentorship Task Force Report, Professional Development Committee, ARLIS/NA." Art Documentation 24, no. 2 (Fall 2005): 49-56.
In order to facilitate optimal matching of mentor/mentee pairs, a short application form must be submitted prior to the annual conference.
If you are attending your first or second ARLIS/NA conference and are just beginning to develop your ARLIS/NA network, the Conference Guides Program provides an experienced ARLIS/NA member to show you the ropes and introduce you to new colleagues. For ARLIS/NA veterans, this is a fine opportunity to make a significant impact on the Society at a personal level.
Pairs will be matched by the Program Coordinator based on information drawn from the registration form and will be notified before the conference. Veterans are expected to contact newcomers prior to the conference, meet with them the first or second day at the conference, discuss the structure and workings of the Society, give conference-attending tips, and introduce them to new colleagues and exhibitors whenever possible during the conference.
Carries out charge of the subcommittee; communicates regularly with and submits an annual report of activity to the Professional Development Committee chair.
Assist subcommittee chair in all subcommittee activities.