2018-2019 CALA Mentorship Program

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that the 2018/2019 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Mentorship Program is now open for applications.

Who Can Be a Mentee?

Everyone is welcome to be a mentee, whether you are a student, a newly minted professional, or a more seasoned librarian. This is a great opportunity to connect with someone in the field who can offer guidance and advice in career development.

Membership in CALA is highly recommended but is not a pre-requisite for mentees wishing to participate in the program.

A non-member can join CALA online at http://cala-web.org/membership

Who Can Be a Mentor?

CALA suggests that Mentors have at least five years of experience in the profession, however, exceptions may be made by the Program Coordinator.

Mentors provide mentees with a wealth of pedagogical knowledge, practical experience, and learned advice. This is a dynamic relationship – collaborative, constructive, and confidential.

How to become a mentor or a mentee?

Please complete the CALA Mentorship Program Application form. Simply complete the form twice to indicate your preference as a mentor or a mentee if you are interested in both programs. Previous participants are required to fill out the form again to join this year’s program.

Please help to spread the word! Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the CALA Mentorship Committee members listed below.

Thank you for your interest in the CALA Mentorship Program.

Sincerely,

Susen Shi susenshi@nypl.org

Jingshan Xiao xiao@uhcl.edu

Qinghua Xu (Chair) xqhiris@gmail.com