Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program fosters mentoring relationships by connecting participants with shared interests. Mentoring is for anyone, at any stage of their career.

Get Involved!

Would you like to enhance your skill set, build your network, and advance your career? Would you like to share your professional insights and experiences with your fellow archivists? The Mentoring Program Subcommittee pairs participants based on professional interests, geographic location, or background.


Participation is a benefit of SAA membership. Not an SAA member? Learn more or join now!

How It Works

  • Fill out the Mentoring Program application with information on your background, professional interests, and matching preferences.

  • The Mentoring Program Subcommittee matches participants based on the information they share in their applications. 

  • The Matching Coordinator introduces the mentee and mentor, providing contact information and suggested guidelines. 

  • Together, the participants determine their expectations and how to best structure their relationship. Mentoring pairs are encouraged to be in touch at least once a month, and sustain their partnership for a year. View our Mentoring Tip Sheet to find ideas on how to build your mentoring relationship. 

  • The Mentoring Subcommittee will email participants midway through the year to make sure the mentoring relationship is going smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us!

  • The Mentoring Subcommittee will email participants at the conclusion of the mentoring year with an evaluation survey to help us continue to improve the program.

If you have any questions about the program, contact the Mentoring Subcommittee!