METRO’s Equity Mentorship Program -applications open July 5 – August 5, 2022

From METRO:

Welcome!

We’re so excited to announce our Equity Mentorship Program! This program will take place from October 2022 through June 2023, with Zoom classes concluding in December 2022 and a scholarship for additional continuing education available to be used through June 2023. This opportunity is open to currently enrolled BIPOC library science and archives students, as well as early professionals within the first three years of their careers. Please see our eligibility section below for more information. 

Here are a few important points about the application process:

  • Call for Applications: Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
  • Application Deadline: Friday, August 5th, 2022
  • Program Start Date: Friday, October 7th, 2022 (First class session meets)
  • Coursework End Date: Monday, December 19th, 2022
  • Program End Date: Friday, June 23rd, 2023
  • Program Scholarship: $2,000 for any library, archives or leadership-related conference, course, or professional development event. This will need to be used by June 23rd, 2023.
  • Number of Selected Students/Early Professionals: 5

Program related questions may be directed to Traci Mark (tmark@metro.org) with info@metro.org copied. Please submit your queries on or by Friday, July 29th, 2022.

Apply for METRO’s Equity Mentorship Program

The Equity Mentorship Program supports BIPOC students and early professionals in the library and archives field. Along with our deep bench of instructors, we’ve created a curriculum that will aid BIPOC in their careers, while providing an opportunity for collaboration, community, networking, and mentorship. 

Selected participants will meet biweekly in an online Zoom “classroom” for 120 minutes (2 hours) from October to December 2022. Our coursework addresses skills that we believe are necessary to facilitate a healthy workplace environment and personal wellbeing while at work. We will teach skills that will support students and professionals in advocating for themselves and the projects they care about.  

After the in-session classes have concluded, students will be encouraged to attend a library, archives, or leadership-related conference or professional development event. They will be provided with a scholarship of up to $2,000 to pursue this, and will have until June 2023 to engage with continued learning as a part of this program. Call for applications will begin on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.

Please take a look at our Program Information Sheet (PDF embedded below), Session Descriptions (PDF embedded below), and website for more information about the program, application process and eligibility. Please direct any question to Traci Mark (tmark@metro.org).

We hope you apply!

With kind regards,

The METRO Team

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