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December 12th 1pm Central Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

Location: Adobe Connect

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/rml56ix2v4bc/

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room. Please do not sign-in more than 15 minutes in advance as other groups may be using the room.


  1. Welcome (3 minutes)
  2. Mentor/Mentee Application Form Review and Revision: Tamara, Meghan, Veronica and kYmberly

Mentor Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z6HJVKJ?sm=WAa%2bpfub5xht4s2bzSid3w%3d%3d

Mentee Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/acrlej2017

  1. Spectrum Scholar Survey Feedback Discussion


This year’s mentor training was delayed due to the former trainer retiring and the need for a new trainer to develop material and coordinate availability with ACRL for the training.

Overall people are happy with their experience but would like more guidance and an opportunity to meet in person at ALA Annual, MidWinter, and ACRL conferences.

One mentor and one mentee were unable to connect with their counterpart and David is following up with the mentee to see if we can help them find a new mentor.


  1. Provide access to previous year’s mentor webinar when mentors are assigned so that they can receive immediate information on how to be a mentor if desired.
  2. Create short guidelines based on this year’s training that can be added to the website for people to refer to throughout the year detailing what our mentors do and do not do (i.e. the terms of the mentoring program.
  3. Find a way to facilitate mentor-mentee meetups at conventions that do not conflict with Spectrum programing, and that are low or no cost to participants.
  4. Call for mentors
    1. Discuss how we will recruit a more diverse group of mentors to help meet the desires of mentees in matching.


March 2018 - we will review the ACRL Conference Travel Grant Application Form

Spring 2018 (TBD)- Work on the project(s) based on the survey results discussed above.