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Reminder: Mentors Still Needed for ACRL First-Time Attendees at ALA Annual

(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

We anticipate over 250 ACRL members will be attending their first ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. We’d like to help our first-time attendees make the most of their conference experience. As of today, we have 18 first-time conference attendees without a mentor.

Experienced Conference-goers attending ALA Annual 2017 are invited to be a buddy for a first-time ACRL attendee by providing advice and guidance before or during the conference. It’s easy — you don’t have to have all the answers, just be willing to help a newbie out. If you’ve ever been to an ALA Annual conference before and are willing to commit some time to helping a new person navigate the conference and learn more about ACRL, that’s all it takes. You may want to meet up at the ACRL 101 on Saturday, June 24, at the Hilton Chicago, Continental C, from 8:30 to 10:00 AM (a great start for newbies, and refresher for veterans) or at the Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, June 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

It’s easy to sign up! Just go here. Read new attendee profiles, and click “sign up” to be a buddy to that person. The deadline to sign up is Monday June 19.

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