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Apply to be an ALSC mentor or mentee

ALSC announced the opening of spring 2017 applications for the ALSC Mentoring Program. The program, which is open to members and non-members, is intended to help strengthen connections in the field and build the confidence of a new cohort of leaders. Applications are now open for both mentors and mentees. The application process ends on Friday, February 24, 2017.


The program lasts one year. There are separate applications for mentors and mentees. Mentee applicants should be aware of the following information:

  • Mentee applicants do not need to be ALSC or ALA members.
  • Mentees should have some connection to children’s library service and must be 18 or have permission from a parent/guardian.
  • Mentees may be students, early career professionals, individuals returning to the profession, or those who would like to refine their skills, make connections, and learn more about children’s librarianship as a career.

Mentor applicants should be aware of the following information:

  • Mentor applicants should be ALSC and ALA members
  • Mentors do not need to be managers or directors; early career professional are encouraged to apply as mentors, provided they believe they have something to offer a prospective mentee
  • Mentors should have some experience with ALSC volunteering or committee service


The mentoring program was developed through the hard work of the ALSC Membership and Managing Children’s Services Committees. ALSC cannot guarantee that every applicant will be matched. Matches will be notified of their status by Friday, April 7, 2017.


Apply to be an ALSC mentor

Apply to be an ALSC mentee

Thank You Spring 2016 Participants!


Spring 2016 Mentors

Allison Angell
Mollie Beaumont
Molly Burns
Julie Dietzel-Glair
Liz Fraser
Doris Gebel
Ina Gibson
Ann Hotta
Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser
Kendra Jones
Keren Joshi
Amy Koester
Nancy Messmore
Dena Moscheck
Brooke Newberry
Soraya Silverman-Montano
Karen Walker
Claudia Wayland
Sarah Wethern
Lori Wilson
Lori Worden

Spring 2016 Mentees

Cynthia Becker
Laura Benn
Alder Brannin
Ashley Bressingham
Alyx Campbell
Elizabeth Crawford
April Howe
Deanna Kazdoy
Amanda Klenk
Diana Learned
Jenny Liebig
Meredith McGovern
Lauren Miller
Amanda Neace
Elizabeth Rankin
Elizabeth Roberds
Chelsey Roos
Elizabeth Segar
Krystal Smith
Megan Smith
Karlyn Spevacek

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