Mentoring Committee 

The Ontario Library Association Mentoring Committee works hard to offer numerous different programs and services to the OLA members. 

They strive to link working professionals with students, new graduates and other library staff interested in a career in libraries and related fields through the mentoring matching program, they run the career services area and programs on site at the OLA Super Conference, as well as provide other tips and helpful links for you along your career path on their site.

Visit the OLA Mentoring Committtee web site to find out more about the committee and the programs/services they offer.

Committee Members

Chair: Anita Brooks Kirkland
Web Site/Social Media & Marketing: Karen McGrath, Melanie Parlette-Stewart
Mentor Match Coordinators: Robin Sakowski, Daryl Novak
Conference Planners: Jenn Peters
Career Centre Coordinators: Tamara Stojakovic, Melanie Parlette-Stewart
Members at Large: Moe Hosseini-Ara, Desmond Wong
Ex-Officio: Michelle Arbuckle

Read the Group’s Terms or Reference or contact Michelle Arbuckle for more information

MentorMatch

The OLA MentorMatch program strives to link working library staff with students, new graduates and other library staff interested in a career in libraries and related fields. Mentoring involves one person providing support and guidance to another, helping them manage their own learning and development. Mentoring is a relationship rather than a management activity, providing a safe and non-judgemental environment in which to learn. The mentoring relationship has rewards for both partners. Find out more about MentorMatch here

We are now accepting applications for the six-month MentorMatch session commencing in January 2019. We are seeking experienced members interested in being mentors as well as applications from those who would like to be mentored (Mentees). The deadline for applications is November 21, 2018.

Apply to be a MENTOR here.

Apply to be a MENTEE here.