What is Colleague Connection?
Colleague Connection is a long-standing program offered by the Medical Library Association to new members and first-time meeting attendees.
The program pairs first-timers (mentees) with experience meeting attendees (mentors) to help guide show the mentee the ropes and make the best use of their time in what is always a busy meeting.
Often these connections continue beyond the meeting, developing into more formal mentor/mentee relationships, or long-lasting friendships.
What is the role of the Mentor?
Mentors typically connect with their mentee before the meeting and a few times throughout the meeting.
In-person introductions, if they haven’t happened already, will take place during the CHLA/ABSC First Timers’ Reception on Saturday May 14 from 16:30 to 17:15.
While not required, some pairs find they will attend most events — formal and informal —together at the meeting.
What makes a good a Mentor?
If you enjoy meeting new people, have experience attending both CHLA/ABSC and MLA meetings, and work in Canada you will make an excellent mentor.
Who makes a good Mentee?
Are you a new CHLA/ABSC member or a first-time conference attendee? If so, you'll make a great mentee candidate. Pair up with an experienced Mentor, learn how the conference ropes work, and build your network!
How do I apply?
Colleague Connection mentors can apply online at: https://www.research.net/r/mosaic16CC
The deadline to volunteer is April 25.