Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Member Round Table's Mentoring Program for First-time ALA Attendees

Some will inevitably need a hand to hold - or an arm to hold you up, in the case of an after-party, but there is a way to have that presence should you find yourself alone and agog at ALA 2014.  The New Member Round Table has a Conference Mentoring Program, and I think this could be a real winner for those who are going to ALA for the first time and specifically want to network.

Here is more of the information from the email I got earlier today:

The NMRT Mentoring Committee will pair up "newbie conference attendees" with "seasoned vets" as part of our Conference Mentoring program. As a ground rule you must be attending the conference for at least 3 days; and it is recommended you plan to attend the mentoring social Friday June 27th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Caesar’s Palace hotel in the Sorrento room. You should plan to meet with each other two  times during the conference.  Membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged.
Applications are due June 6 with the goal of notifying the matching pairs by the week of June 16. For further information and to apply, visit:

Hope this helps someone out there!