ACRL invites attendees who are new to the conference, and those who are experienced conference goers to find each other in New Orleans and learn from one another.
How much time are we talking? It's up to you. We suggest the mentor make the first contact after initially signing up and go from there. You may want to meet up after the ACRL 101 session (a great start for newbies, and refresher for experienced conference goers) or go the Exhibits, have coffee, or grab some lunch together. You might meet up with your buddy just once, or a few times throughout the conference. The intent is primarily for helping orient the new person to the event and helping them feel comfortable (we were all new once!).
Newbies/Mentees: This is a great way to learn about ACRL and expand your professional network! If you're interested in being mentored by a conference veteran, please fill out the form at https://goo.gl/VCG4Ve to get your information added to the list.
Non-newbies/Mentors: Are you thinking, "This sounds like it could be fun, but I'm not sure I can be a mentor?" You certainly can! If you've ever been to an ALA Annual conference before and are willing to commit some time to helping a new person navigate and make some new connections, that's all it takes. You don't have to have all the answers; you just have to be willing to help.
Simply sign up below by checking available slots and choosing “Sign up.” In the comment section please include a preferred e-mail address for initial contact (all comments and e-mail addresses will appear publicly on this page). Please also include your email and make the first contact to introduce yourself and make plans to meet up at conference.
Thank you for participating!
|| Jodie Borgerding