20.487 ACH mentoring

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 09:11:58 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 487.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 09:02:52 +0000
         From: Stephen Ramsay <sramsay_at_unlserve.unl.edu>
         Subject: ACH Mentoring

Dear Colleagues,

My name is Stephen Ramsay, and I am the current Chair of the ACH Jobs

The ACH has for the last few years offered a number of services
related to professional development in our discipline. One of the
most popular of these activities has been our mentoring program, which
pairs graduate students and jobs seekers with prospective employers
and people with experience in particular fields.

Mentoring relationships are deliberately informal. Mentees usually
contact the committee, who in turn suggests a possible mentor from a
list of people willing to serve in this capacity. The mentee then
contacts the mentor, and a friendly email chat ensues. Whenever
possible, mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet with one another
at conferences and other professional gatherings -- in particular, at
the DH meetings (where we often have job-related activities planned).
Mentees consistently report being impressed by our good will (and good
advice); mentors tell us that they find the experience affirming and
fulfilling in every way.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor (or finding one), please
contact me directly (sramsay_at_unlserve.unl.edu). Our discipline is a
diverse one, and it's important that we have a pool of mentors with a
broad range of experiences and expertise (teaching, research,
libraries, and industry, for example). Interested mentees need not be
"on the market" to participate.

If you are currently on my list of mentors, now might be a good time
to contact me indicating your willingness to continue in that capacity
(it would also be useful to have up-to-date contact information). We
are always in need of mentors, so please consider being a part of this
important service.

If you are interested in becoming a mentee, please try to tell me as
much as you can about your particular interests in the field. The
more information I have, the easier it will be match you up with a

And finally, if you are looking to fill a position right now, you may
wish to contact the Committee. Our own participation in the program
has given us a very good sense of the talent pool, and we may be able
to help you find just the right person for the job.

I should also mention that we are planning an informal gathering for
this year's DH meeting. More on that soon.



Stephen Ramsay
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
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