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  • 1.  SAA Mentors Needed!

    Posted May 26, 2022 03:55 PM
    Edited by Julia Pillard May 26, 2022 03:55 PM

    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 qualities/areas of expertise:

    • A Black or BIPOC-identifying mentor who has some of the following areas of expertise: ​A​rchives Adjacent Roles (professional researcher, vendor, etc), Consulting/Freelance Work, DEIA - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, Genealogy, and/or Project Management
    • Academic Libraries/archives
      Archival Processing
      Archives Adjacent Roles (professional researcher, vendor, etc)
      Audiovisual Archives
      Business/Corporate Archives
      Collection Management
      Consulting/Freelance Work
      Community Archives
      Digital Archives
      Digital Preservation
      Job Search and Changing Careers
      LGBTQ+ Archives
      Media Preservation
      Records Management 
      Writing and Publishing

        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,

        Lydia Tang

        SAA Mentoring Program 

        Lydia Tang
        Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
        East Lansing MI