Mentorship Program Committee

Date: June 14, 2009

Member Roster:
Wenwen Zhang (Chair)
Jason Alston
Nora Chen
Sun Li
Zao Liu
Eve Alison Nyren
Lian Ruan

Is this an interim or annual report?: Annual report

List significant activities the committee has done since last report:
This is an addition to the Interim report.

Actively recruited mentors and mentees for the Mentorship Program.

  • In October 2008, the Committee posted a Mentorship Program announcement on the CALA website.
  • In January, the Committee announced the Mentorship Program via CALA Listser.
  • Committee Member Zao Liu contacted a colleague of her in person and recruited her as a mentor.

Successfully grouped 13 pairs of mentors and mentees. We totally received 18 mentee applications from October 2008 to May 2009. With efforts of the entire committee, 13 mentees have been connected to a mentor. Many thanks to experienced librarians and devoted CALA members Haipeng Li, Win Shih, Guoying Liu, Qian Liu, Allan Cho and Yue Shu who graciously served as a mentor to one to three mentees and shared their experience with them.

Closely monitored the mentoring program. All committee members served as a coordinator for one to two groups and communicated with the mentors and mentees.

Revised the CALA Mentoring Program Committee Guidelines. Committee Chair Wenwen Zhang amended the CALA Mentoring Program Committee Guidelines and Procedures, with review and approval by the CALA current President ShaLi Zhang.

Recruited 4 members to the CALA. Four mentee applicants, who were previously not a CALA member, joined CALA.

Started recruiting mentees for each 2009 Scholarship Award Recipient.

List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board: