Are you looking for someone with whom you can discuss professional issues or concerns?
Perhaps you are new to the profession, have started a new job, or have new duties or responsibilities in your current position and would like to confer with a more experienced archivist.
Are you an experienced archivist that would like to share your expertise and wisdom?
Then the Northwest Archivists (NWA) Mentoring Program is for you. Mentoring is a developmental relationship in which a more experienced person provides support and guidance to a less experienced person. For example, an archivist with multiple years of professional experience could serve as a mentor to someone in their first archival job, or a person with specific skills (website development, film preservation, staff supervision, etc.) could mentor someone taking on new responsibilities or seeking to improve their abilities. A protégé (or mentee) might be someone wishing to expand his or her understanding of some aspect of the profession, or wanting an opportunity to bounce ideas off a colleague with more experience in a particular area.
You are welcome to apply as a protégé or mentor at any time. There is no application deadline. More detailed Information about mentoring, the NWA Mentoring Program, and applications for mentors and protégés are available at: http://weblib.lib.umt.edu/faculty/mccrea/NWAMentoring.htm
Questions about the program can be directed to Elizabeth Nielsen (email@example.com; 541.737.0543) or Donna McCrea (firstname.lastname@example.org; 406.243.4403). We look forward to talking with you!