men•tor noun \ˈmen-ˌtȯr, -tər\

a : a trusted counselor or guide
b : tutor, coach

pro•té•gé noun \ˈprō-tə-ˌzhā, ˌprō-tə-ˈ\

one who is protected or trained or whose career is furthered by a person of experience, prominence, or influence

The ALADN Mentor Program is an excellent way to network, share ideas and wisdom. The program will connect colleagues new to library development and/or first-time ALADN attendees with colleagues experienced in fundraising and library development. Individuals attend ALADN from institutions throughout North America and beyond, representing varied backgrounds and levels of professional experience. Deans are welcome to participate as mentors or protégés!

Please consider participating in the ALADN Mentor Program if you are:

New to library development
Attending the ALADN conference for the first time, although experienced in development
Library administrators including deans or university librarians who are involved in fundraising
Seasoned in library fundraising and willing to share your experiences with a newcomer to ALADN or library development

Protégé and Mentor Applications

Please complete the online application. We will match you with a protégé or mentor based on the information you provide in your application.

Online application

For more information about the Mentor Program, please contact co-chairs:

Kathleen Kehoe,
Director of Development for University Libraries,
George Mason UniversityMU 703-993-8740

Karlene Jennings,
Senior Director of Development, Swem Library,
The College of William & Mary 757-221-7779