RILA Mentorship Program



What Is the RILA Mentorship Program?


In Fall 2019, RILA will be launching its mentorship program for all current RILA members. This is a new membership benefit we hope you will take advantage of. The purpose of RILA Mentorship Program is to encourage the professional development and career advancement of all library professionals in our state by pairing mentors and mentees together. Mentors and mentees can be in any stage of their career, from a library school student to a seasoned professional.




What Are the Benefits?

  • Make a difference in the career of another person.

  • Learn how to be a leader in your organization.

  • Give and receive guidance and advice on professional topics.

  • Take your career to the next level.

  • Discuss current trends in librarianship.

  • Network and develop lasting professional relationships with others in the field.




What Are the Requirements?

  • You must be a current RILA member.

  • You may be a library employee, retired librarian or current library school student.

  • You must make a one-year commitment that includes meeting with your mentor/mentee at least 3-4 times per year by phone, email, web conferencing, or in-person meetings.





How Do I Get Involved?


If you would like to be involved, please contact mentor@rilibraries.org.




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