Mentor/Mentee Pilot Program

This upcoming year, 2024 -2025, will be launching a new DLA Mentor/Mentee Pilot Program! This is an exciting opportunity to create a larger community within DLA (and outside of it) and help librarians and library staff gain skills that they need to be successful in their libraries. We are looking for potential Mentors! If you have been working in libraries for a few years and can speak to any experiences and skills (either within your type of library or outside) – please consider signing up! This program is designed to address questions brought up to individual mentees, but we do provide monthly talking points to focus on if that helps to guide the conversation.

The official program will start in October 2024 and will run monthly through June 2025. Although it is a monthly commitment, the meeting times/dates are determined by you and your mentee.

This is not a rolling program, although applications will be accepted throughout the year.

To learn more about expectations, requirements, and potential areas that could be covered, please read the Guidelines documentation. You can also find potential topics that you might discuss or address with your mentee. In order to apply, please fill out this application. 

If you are interested in being a mentee, applications will be sent out in August. Stay tuned!

Questions about the program can be directed to Kaitlyn Tanis at kltanis AT