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Reminder: Volunteers for Mentoring Program Wanted

2018-11-14 12:15 PM | Michelle Chiles

The New England Archivists Mentoring Program is seeking volunteers to serve as Mentoring Liaisons. We are looking for three Mentoring Liaisons to take on support roles in Mentoring Circles. Liaisons will provide program information to participants and assist mentors with logistical tasks, including scheduling meetings and acting as mediators when issues or concerns arise within a circle. Liaisons will help mentors brainstorm discussions and activities as needed. The Mentoring Liaisons serve for two years as members of the Membership Committee. They report directly to the Mentoring Administrator and keep the Membership Committee Chair and the NEA Board informed about circle activities.

First launched in 2013 by the Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS), the NEA Mentoring Program offers members the opportunity to participate in Mentoring Circles, which are small groups that typically consist of four to six mentees and two co-mentors. Diverging from the traditional one-on-one mentoring model, the circle model fosters not only mentoring relationships between the mentors and the mentees, but also peer mentoring relationships among the mentees and between the co-mentors. More information about the program is available here:

In the most recent cycle, five Mentoring Circles consisted of ten mentors and more than twenty mentees. The Circles are supported by the Mentoring Liaisons, who help to schedule meetings and communicate with participants. This rewarding opportunity is a great way to network, build your resume, and become more involved with the NEA community. If you are interested in volunteering for one of the three Mentoring Liaison positions, please email a letter of interest detailing your relevant experience, reasons for applying for the position, and your availability to commit to a two-year term, to the Mentoring Administrator, Jessica Holden, at by November 15, 2018.

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