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*Posted on behalf of the Dalhousie CLA Student Chapter.*

*About the program:***

For the past eleven years, the Professional Mentorship Program (PMP) has
provided an opportunity for library practitioners and information managers
from a variety of organizations to share their experiences with students
enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Studies program at
Dalhousie. Since its inception, there have been over 350 partnerships made
in which students have gained valuable insight into the working life of
practicing librarians, archivists, and information professionals.

Each participating professional is matched with an MLIS student for the
duration of the academic year.  The program is very flexible, with each
pair determining the nature of the partnership.  In previous years,
activities have included resume and job searching advice, meeting for
coffee, tours of libraries and workplaces, and attending meetings and
workshops together.  There will be an opening reception on Thursday,
October 17th to start the program and give partners an opportunity to meet
and a wrap-up event in March.

Spending time with students is a rewarding experience.  It is always useful
to keep in touch with what new librarians and information managers are
thinking and learning and to see the attitudes and interests they will be
bringing to the workplace.

*How to apply:
*
If you are interested in participating in the 2013/2014 Professional
Mentorship Program, please complete the attached participation form and
send it to *[log in to unmask]* <[log in to unmask]> by *September
30th, 2013*.

To send us your questions or to see Dalhousie CLA updates and notifications
throughout the year:

   - Email us at [log in to unmask]
   - Follow us on Twitter @CLADalhousie <https://twitter.com/CLADalhousie>
   - Join our *brand new* LinkedIn group <http://linkd.in/15OtznB>
   - Check up on the the SIMcast blog <https://blogs.dal.ca/sim/>

Thank you!

Kind regards,
Jannaya Jensen & Lauren Murphy
Co-Chairs, Dalhousie CLA Student Chapter