Call for Mentors Overview The NYU/LIU Dual Degree Mentoring Program facilitates connections between GLAM professionals with MLIS students seeking to develop and share their interests and expand their professional networks. This is a year-long program during which mentees (NYU/LIU Dual Degree Program MLIS students) are matched with New York metropolitan area-based GLAM Professionals as mentors to work through self-directed goals. Formal mentoring begins September 1, 2021 and ends May 20, 2022. Mentors are paid a stipend of $500 for their participation. Mentorship activities take place virtually and in person. Mentors and mentees will be paired based on expertise, interest, and need. Mentors are gallery, library, archive, or museum (GLAM) professionals who offer significant experience or an exceptional knowledge base in the field of library and information science. Mentors of all expertises or specialties will be considered, although the program is often in need of mentors working in archives, arts institutions, costume studies, fashion, or food and nutrition subjects. Prior experience as a mentor is not required. Most importantly, mentors are enthusiastic about the profession and eager to give back to it by offering their time and counsel as mentors. We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 mentor cohort. You can find the mentor application form here. Mentoring Program Goals Facilitate professional support networks for librarians at all stages of their careers Provide a way for librarians to learn (and share) skills and interests in a partnership setting Offer a flexible but structured way for librarians to engage in professional partnerships Strengthen and expand the reach of the library profession Mentorship Eligibility Current GLAM professional working at an institution in NYC Metropolitan area NYU and GLAM professionals are eligible to apply Mentors who are currently matched with a Dual Degree mentor are not eligible to apply for this year's cohort Mentorship Requirements Ability to meet with mentee 10 hours per semester for two semesters (about once per week, virtually or in-person) Attend mentor training and orientation in late summer 2021 Support mentee on the development and submission of publishable scholarship such as a blog post, conference poster or paper, or other publishable material that will be submitted to the student's portfolio Attend culminating ceremonies at the end of the fall 2021 & spring 2022 semester (in-person) Availability to lead a one-hour module session on mentor's area of work or topic of expertise Mentoring Relationships The kind of mentoring relationship that a mentoring pair has will depend on the level of commitment established by both the mentor and mentee, and the mutually decided upon goals of the pair. For example, a mentor could serve a variety of functions for a mentee, such as: Providing advice and encouragement Developing talents and skills Facilitating networking Highlighting opportunities for career development, exploration, and advancement Demonstrating leadership and career achievement Mentoring Support Mentors receive training during an orientation session. Mentorship coordinators are available to support mentors throughout the program. All mentors have access to an email list for the purposes of sharing information and advice among mentors. Timeline June 15, 2021 – Call for application beginsJuly 16, 2021 – Application period endsEarly August 2021 – Mentor notified of acceptance and paired with menteeLate August 2021 – Training/Orientation to the mentoring program beginsSeptember 2, 2021 – Formal mentoring program beginsMay 20, 2022 – Formal mentoring program endsMay-June 2022 – Assessment and feedback from participants NYU Libraries Commitment to Anti-Racism At NYU Libraries, we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community that fosters a sense of belonging among our staff and everyone we serve. The NYU Division of Libraries works actively as a community to build an explicitly anti-racist space and culture. This means holding ourselves accountable for the shape and inclusiveness of our instruction and our work environment. Further information about our mission, values, and commitment to anti-racism are available at the following sites: NYU Libraries Mission and Values NYU Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Values Statement NYU Libraries Commitment to Anti-Racism Mentoring Task Force at NYU Libraries Members Nicole D'Andrea, Associate Director, Annual Fund, Alumni Outreach, and External EngagementMichelle Demeter, Head of Undergraduate Services & InstructionLaurie Murphy, Reference AssociateAlexandra Provo, Metadata Librarian and Mentorship Co-CoordinatorShawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Assistant Curator and Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning, and EngagementNick Wolf, Interim Co-Head of Data Services and Research Data Management Librarian and Mentorship Co-Coordinator Ask questions at any time: firstname.lastname@example.org. This email is monitored by members of the Mentorship Committee.