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PALNI Onboarding Manual: New Director Mentor Program

Mentor Program

New Director Mentor Program


When a new director at a PALNI school is hired, the Staffing Capacity and

Coordination Committee will convene a meeting as soon as possible.  The purpose of

this meeting will be to identify individual(s) who could serve as a mentor for the new

director.  Once a possible mentor(s) is identified, the committee will contact the

candidate to see if he or she is willing and able to serve as a mentor.

Your Mentor may...

1) Meet with you  in person

2) Check in with you at least once a month

3) Guide you through the new director “onboarding” libguide (appended to

PALNI staff onboarding manual)

4) Introduce you to PALNI communication mechanisms (such as the Community Space

and Board list serv)

5) Make sure you are aware of PALNI meetings

6) Be “on­call” for any questions