ViMLoC’s mentorship program

The Visible Minority Librarians of Canada (ViMLoC) Network Mentorship Program is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 session! This mentoring session will run from October 1st to November 30th. To apply as a mentor or mentee, please fill out the mentor application form or mentee application form.

*** Applications will close on August 31, 2018 ***

About this program

The Visible Minority Librarians of Canada (ViMLoC) Network recognizes the need to help visible minority librarians, especially new librarians and new immigrant librarians, develop their professional careers, as well as the need to encourage and guide visible minority library students with career planning. The 2018 ViMLoC mentoring program will recruit experienced visible minority librarians as potential mentors, as well as facilitate the matching of potential mentors to mentees. ViMLoC membership is NOT required to participate in this program, however, you are encouraged to sign up for ViMLoC membership. Please visit https://vimloc.wordpress.com/ for more information.

Should I apply?

This program is open to visible minority librarians at all stages of their career, and visible minority library students. We need mentors with all kinds of experience and skills. In recognition of your contribution to the mentorship program, we would be happy to provide mentors with a reference letter upon request. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as “persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour”. Currently, the visible minority population in Canada consists mainly of the following groups: Chinese, South Asian, Black, Arab, West Asian, Filipino, Southeast Asian, Latin American, Japanese and Korean.

Expectations

Applicants to the program are expected:

  • To commit to the full term of the session;
  • To keep in touch with their mentorship partner a minimum of twice per month (by email, phone, Skype or other means of communication upon mutual agreement);
  • To complete an exit survey (online) at the close of the session.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at vimloc@gmail.com.

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