Mentoring Program


The NASIG Mentoring Committee offers a Mentoring Program for LIS students and new professionals. This program is designed to provide a yearlong opportunity for networking and professional development between NASIG regular members, student members, and people new to the profession. Monthly facilitated discussion questions (via email/phone/skype/etc.) between mentor/mentee are sent out each month by the mentoring program director, and are designed to get the conversation started. Mentors & mentees will discuss their expectations and needs for the program and sign an agreement at the beginning of the program. The amount of contact between mentors and mentees are left for them to determine. 

For mentors, it is a chance to give back and help student members grow in the field while at the same time learning from their mentees.

For mentees, it is a great opportunity to learn from an active professional how to:

  • explore your career options.
  • demonstrate a dedication to professional development.
  • acquire the skills, attitudes, and relationships that you will need as you become a library and information professional.
  • solicit advice for awkward work situations

Participants must be NASIG members in good standing at of the start of the program, and must be willing to commit to participating in the program for the duration of the program.


March 2021 -- call for mentees/mentors

May 2021 -- mentor/mentee matches announced

June 2021 -- mentoring program begins

May 2022 -- mentoring program officially ends

Program Applications

2021-2022 applications will be accepted until May 1, 2021. Submit your application to:

Please remember to become a member of NASIG to participate in this program. Student membership is free.

Be a Mentor

Mentor application

Be a Mentee

Mentee application

Additional Information

Please contact the Student Mentoring Program Subcommittee with any questions:

PMB 305
1902 Ridge Rd
West Seneca, NY 14224-3312

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