Monday, June 3, 2013

Mentors Needed

Have you been thinking about giving back to your colleagues, and profession?  What better way than to mentor a fledgling leader in our upcoming Leadership Institute!  

You are matched up with a mentee that is extremely interested in having a mentor.  You're also provided with a framework to meet within that will assist you in having success.  Interested?  Keep reading.


The Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute (SSLLI) prepares individuals to lead libraries today and into the future. Each participant is expected to select and work with a mentor during the 10-month Institute.

Mentors work one-on-one with their mentees to:

  • Identify professional development goals.
  • Provide guidance on the design, implementation, and evaluation of a library leadership project.
  • Master the Institute's leadership competencies.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor during the 2013-2014 program year that begins in October and concludes in July, please submit a letter of interest that includes the following: 

  1. Contact information - name, title, organization, telephone number, email address.
  2. Brief outline of your area of expertise based on the Institute's competencies.
  3. Reason(s) you would like to mentor a Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute participant. 

We recommend that your letter be no longer than two pages. The letter will be available for program participants to review on a closed wiki. It should provide basic information to help newly-selected participants decide whether they would like to explore the opportunity of forming a mentoring relationship with you based on their professional development needs.

Please submit your letter of interest by August 1, 2013, to Jill Canono at

For additional information contact Jill Canono, Leadership Development Consultant, at or 850.245.6648.

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