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Mentorship Program


  • To encourage and guide Chinese or Chinese American students of library and information science with career planning
  • To help new Chinese American librarians to develop their professional careers
  • To recruit and provide a pool of experienced Chinese American librarians as potential mentors
  • To plan, maintain, and develop the Mentorship Program


Valid CALA membership is required.
A mentee may be a student of library and information science, a new librarian, a librarian in a tenure-track position, or any librarian who needs advice from seasoned CALA members on a similar career path.
A mentor is a person who is an experienced librarian, and willing to provide advice and share experience with students and new librarians.

How to apply?

Complete the Mentee Application Form or the Mentor Registration Form. Mentors and mentees will be matched based on the information provided. You will be notified of the match once it is finalized.

For questions, please contact CALA Mentorship Program Committee member in your chapter or the Chair.

Hong Miao, (Co-chair) (2011-2013)
Ying Zhong, (Co-chair) (2011-2013)
Yingting Zhang, (2011-2013)
Meiqing Macy Zheng, (2011-2013)
Jia Xu, (2011-2012)
Huibin Heather Cai, (2011-2012)
Lisa Zhao, (2010-2012)

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