California Librarians Black Caucus, North
Career Mentoring Program


  • To encourage and support library school graduates, graduate students, and paraprofessionals of African descent, in the library profession. Priority will be given to Northern California applicants.
  • To share insights regarding areas, practices, and management of libraries and, further the professional development of mentees, and offer global insights.
  • To further the goals, to promote networking, participation membership in CLBC and BCALA.
  • To share the history of CLBC and BCALA, and preserve the institutional memory of librarians of African descent.

Mentor participants: Practicing and retired library professionals and paraprofessionals

Mentee participants: Library school students, paraprofessionals, current library professionals

General guidelines

  • Flexibility will be the basis of the program. Parameters (meeting times, frequency, and method of communication) will be agreed upon by both mentors and mentees during an initial meeting which may be by phone or e-mail. Pairs must agree to a minimum mentor/mentee time commitment of six weeks.
  • Applications will be screened by CLBC North Mentoring Program committee members.
  • Confidentiality: both parties will agree to honor confidentiality requests.
  • CLBC membership will be required of all participants.

CLBC Northern Members Career Mentoring Program Application

Applications for Career mentoring are being accepted continuously. First priority deadline for  program participants is December 15, 2018. Mentor/Mentee pairs will be notified by January 15, 2019.  Please refer to the CLBC North Mentoring General Guidelines to determine your eligibility.

Please fill out the following application form completely and submit below.  Applicants will be matched based on the information provided below. Every effort will be made to find a successful pairing, based on applicant requests and availability.

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Personal Information

Educational/Professional Information

Mentor Preference

Mentee Questions

All applicants: Initial the two statements below

I certify to the best of my ability that the information provided on this application is true and accurate. I agree to the rules and conduct outlined in the CLBC North Mentoring Guidelines, and to respect the privacy and confidentiality of mentor/mentee interactions.

Optional Information

CLBC North mentoring application 2014-2015

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