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

Thank you!

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