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  • 1.  SAA Mentors Needed!

    Posted 10 days ago

    Dear colleagues,


    The Society of American Archivists' Mentoring Program is currently seeking additional mentoring volunteers! The Mentoring Program connects participants with shared interests in various aspects of the archival profession into 6-month mentoring partnerships. The goal is to cultivate career development and communication between members with areas of expertise and members who want to build their knowledge within those areas.


    We currently have people seeking mentors who may have some of the following expertise or qualities:

    • Academic Libraries/Archives
    • Archives Adjacent Roles
    • Archival Processing
    • Audiovisual Archives
    • Business/Corporate Archives
    • Collection Management
    • Community Archives
    • Consulting/Freelance Work
    • DEIA
    • Digital Archives
    • Digital Preservation
    • Fundraising and Grants
    • Government Archives
    • Genealogy
    • Job Search and Changing Careers
    • LGBTQ+ Archives
    • Metadata and Description
    • Oral History
    • Records Management
    • Religious Archives
    • Social Media
    • Supervision, Management, and Administration

    Do you 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's growth.


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


    Thank you for your consideration,


    Sarah Lundy

    SAA Mentoring Program 



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    Sarah Lundy
    Visiting Collections Archivist
    Joint Archives of Holland, Hope College
    Holland, MI
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