Special Libraries Association


Student Mentoring Program

The goal of the Student Mentoring Program to develop future leaders and contributors to the Special Libraries community by offering to students the expertise and assistance of current information professionals. The Program is free, a benefit of membership in the Florida and Caribbean Chapter. If you are not currently a member, you may join by completing the form at http://www.sla.org/content/membership/joinsla/index.cfm. (Student Membership is $35 yearly).

How Will These Be Accomplished? Students will be paired with professionals who will share their knowledge, skills, goals, and attitudes that have contributed to their success as an LIS professional. This creative collaboration will enable the mentor and the student to assess together the potential strengths and weaknesses the developing student may exhibit.

Benefits of This Program: Interested students will have the opportunity to develop personal contacts with established professionals who are in the library and information field and who are working in environments the student would also like to explore and possibly work in upon graduation.

Students will have a safe and comfortable working relationship with their mentor that will offer them an environment in which they will feel free to ask the mentor questions and or concerns that pertain to the LIS profession. The mentor in turn will then offer guidance, suggestions, and solutions to the student.

Mentors and students will develop their own partnership goals for their relationship. These goals will be uniquely tailored to the student’s specific desires and needs.

How Long Will the Program Last?  Mentoring relationships will last as long as the participants choose. A student may be mentored more than once. Mentoring can take place in person, by phone, by e-mail, or through a combination of these methods.

Contact: Carol Armstrong Carol@ttrs.org

Request for MentorApplication Form MS Word Doc Application to Be A Mentor MS Word Doc Student Mentoring Program MS Word Doc

Thank You to our 2018 Conference Sponsors

ARC Document Solutions (Silver Sponsor)

EBSCO (Silver Sponsor)

ProQuest (Silver Sponsor)

ELSEVIER (Breakfast Sponsor)

IEEE XPlore Digital Library (Sponsor)

University of South Florida (Table Sponsor)