RILA Mentorship Program

The goal of the RILA Career Mentorship Program is to provide encouragement, support and guidance to early and mid-career library staff to promote their professional development and growth.

A mentor is a mid-to-late career (with five or more years of professional experience) library staff-person who listens and provides guidance to library staff at the start of their careers.

Both early-career and experienced library staff can learn from each other’s perspectives and experiences.  

Please consider joining the RILA Mentorship Program and make a difference in a colleague's professional life!

Click here to fill out the Mentor Application.

Click here to fill out the Mentee Application.

Download the RILA Mentorship Brochure.

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.


Please read our

Mentor/Mentee Guidelines



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