The Mentoring Program is under the jurisdiction of the Director of the Membership Committee and the Program co-Chairs.
Designed to nurture students and emerging professionals, the program brings mentees together with members who have diverse professional expertise and practical working experience.
On a rolling basis, the program co-Chairs match participants and provide contact information, guidelines and suggested activities to the pair via email. With the program guidelines as a foundation, participants determine their expectations and how to best structure their relationship. All program participants must be current A.R.T. members.
ART advises participants to stay involved for an academic semester, and encourages the pair to meet twice. Certainly, this relationship can be extended as mutually agreed upon.
Mentors may suggest coursework, conferences, or workshops to help their mentee achieve his or her career goals. Mentors may also provide guided tours of their institution or provide resources such as publications, sample finding aids and policies for additional reading. Mentees can ask questions about their mentor’s education and career path, or request a resume and cover letter review. It is important to note that the program is not an internship.
The co-Chairs actively seek both mentees and mentors. Both students and emerging professionals interested in furthering their professional knowledge are encouraged to contact the program co-Chairs. Likewise, working archivists with diverse interests and experience are encouraged to participate as mentors.
If you would like to sign up as a mentee, or are interested in giving back to the profession as a mentor, please email the co-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest. The co-Chairs are excited to welcome you.