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Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)

A division of the American Libraries Association, LLAMA's mission is to "advance outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders."  About LLAMA

LLAMA Mentoring Program About

The mentoring program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders. The program runs from the ALA Annual Convention in June - April 30 of the following year.  

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New Members Round Table (NMRT)

An American Library Association (ALA) Round Table, NMRT strives to connect new members of ALA with seasoned professionals who can help navigate both ALA as a professional resource, but also provide career guidance to freshly minted librarians.  

NMRT Mentoring Program About

Two distinct types of mentoring are available:

1. Career Mentoring: a year-round program to connect a newer librarian with a seasoned librarian for a mentoring relationship relating to career development in librarianship. 

2. Conference Mentoring: a program designed to help first time attendees of the ALA Annual Conference (whose size can often be overwhelming and intimidating!) feel at ease by pairing them with seasoned conference attendees.