• 1.  Mentors Needed!

    Posted Jul 26, 2021 05:55 PM

    Dear colleagues,

    The Society of American Archivists' Mentoring Program is currently seeking additional volunteers to serve as mentors. The Mentoring Program connects participants with shared interests in various aspects of the archival profession. The goal is to cultivate career development and communication between members with areas of expertise and members who want to build their knowledge in those areas.

    Think you don't have any expertise to share? Some of our colleagues waiting for mentors are just getting started in the profession and are looking for advice on schools, classes, career trajectory, resume development and interviewing skills. For inspiration and insight into what a mentoring partnership looks like, I encourage you to read the recent posts on the SAA Membership Blog written by recent mentoring partners to learn how a relatively small commitment can make a big difference for a colleague at an earlier stage in their career.

    We currently have people waiting for mentors in the following geographic areas:

    • New York
    • Canada
    • Seattle, WA
    • Bay area, CA
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Portland, OR
    In addition, we have mentees signed up waiting for mentors with the specific experience of working in contractor positions.

    Please consider signing up to be a mentor by submitting this application (click on "Apply to be a mentor"). 

    Thank you for your consideration,

    Megan McShea

    SAA Mentoring Program 

    Megan McShea
    Baltimore MD