Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program is under the jurisdiction of the Director of the Membership Committee and the Mentoring Program co-Chairs.

Designed to nurture students and emerging professionals, this program brings mentees who are interested in furthering their professional knowledge together with members who have diverse professional expertise and practical working experience.

The co-Chairs match participants and provide contact information, program 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 a meaningful and productive exchange. All Mentoring Program participants must be current A.R.T. members.

A.R.T advises participants to stay involved for an academic semester, and encourages the pair to meet twice. Certainly, this relationship can be extended if both participants agree.

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 pose questions about their mentor’s education and career path, or request a resume and cover letter review. Please note that the program is not an internship.

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 Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We look forward to welcoming you!

**INAUGURAL FALL EVENT: The A.R.T. Fall 2014 Student Social at the Center for Jewish History, Tuesday, November 18! Come hear a range of experienced panelists speak about professional development and the evolution of the archives profession:

  • Amanda Leinberger, Archives and Records Management, United Nations
  • Brigette C. Kamsler, Archivist for the Missionary Research Library Archives and the William Adams Brown Ecumenical Library Archives project at the Burke Library, Union Theological Seminary
  • Frederic Grevin, Vice-President, Records Management, New York Economic Development Corporation

Further details and registration can be found here! REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17!**

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