ALADN MENTOR PROGRAM
men•tor noun \ˈmen-tȯr, -tər\
a : a trusted counselor or guide
b : tutor, coach
The ALADN Mentor Program matches individuals new to library development and/or to ALADN with individuals experienced in library development and who have previously attended an ALADN conference.
The professional relationship provides the mentee with one-on-one access to an individual who can answer questions, discuss challenges, and introduce the mentee to other colleagues in library development. The ALADN conference committee will assign mentor/mentee pairs based on similar job functions and professional interests. Sign up to participate by clicking the button below and filling out the form by March 20, 2023.
Consider being a Mentor if you are:
- Seasoned in library fundraising and willing to share your experiences with someone new to ALADN or library development
- Derive personal satisfaction from sharing your career experience, knowledge, and skills
- Want to assist a colleague and help them succeed in their fundraising
Consider being a Mentee if you are:
- New to development or academic library development
- New to an institution as a Library Dean/Director
- Attending ALADN for the first time
Benefits to participating as a mentor/mentee:
- Contribute to the profession by helping others succeed in fundraising
- Receive support and guidance on academic library fundraising
- Meet other academic library fundraising professionals
Expectations for participating as a mentor/mentee:
- Commit to meeting once in-person at the ALADN conference and having at least two phone/video conversations. A set of discussion questions and other resources to facilitate your conversations will be sent to registered participants.
- Share skills and knowledge from your professional experience
- Maintain confidentiality