Call for Mentors!

The CLA Student Chapter at McGill & the Public Libraries Section of the ABQLA are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2015/2016 Professional Partnering Program (PPP).

The PPP is a flexible mentoring program that connects students in McGill's School of Information Studies with information professionals with similar professional interests. 

What is the time commitment?
There is no specific time commitment from participants. The program will begin with a 5 à 7 to introduce participants to each other; the level of communication and specific activities will be determined by the pair. 

Suggestions include:

  • a tour of the workplace
  • job shadowing
  • regular e-mail correspondence
  • informal chats on the phone or over coffee
  • C.V. and job-seeking advice
  • career planning sessions
  • introductions to professionals at conferences, lectures, or meetings

What are the benefits for me, as an Information Professional?
This is an opportunity to contribute to the professional development of future colleagues. The program is a great way to share knowledge you have gained over the years, find out what students are learning, reflect on your own career, and participate in the LIS community.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this online form by September 30. The 5 à 7 will take place on October 8 at the SIS Mansion. You will be notified of your partner by email, in case you can't attend the event. 

Send your questions to Alisa at

Alisa Soukhodolskaia & Zile Ozols
President and VP of the Public Libraries Section of the ABQLA