The LLAMA New Professionals Section (NPS) is starting a Buddy Program to connect new and experienced LLAMA members to help new members navigate involvement in LLAMA activities. If you are looking for additional guidance in LLAMA (or would be interested inÂ providing guidance) but donâ€™t have time for a full mentoring relationship, this program is for you!
One of the main objectives of NPS is to improve new LLAMA members’ first experiences with the division, even if they are not new to the librarian profession. Â The Buddy Program is a pilot initiative designed to give new members of LLAMA an initial short-term contact person to provide guidance on how LLAMA works and how to get involved.Â This guidance could include an introduction to LLAMA activities at ALA conferences, information about the variousÂ LLAMA sectionsÂ and how to get involved, virtual LLAMA programs, or virtual involvement in LLAMA.
We estimate that most partners in the Buddy Program will spend approximatelyÂ 3-5 hours connecting with each other through the end of August 2014.
Please let us know if you are interested in participating as part of a Buddy pair by filling out thisÂ Google formÂ byÂ May 15, 2015.Â For those that express interest, more information will be forthcoming.
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