The Alaska Association of School Librarians Peer Mentorship Program is designed to provide a means for school librarians and school library staff throughout the state to communicate, share, and learn together online as colleagues.

AkASL understands that different people have different needs and desires when it comes to mentorship. That is why we will do our best to pair participants together based on their personal preferences. Applicants have the option to select how they preferred to be paired based on four categories: community, experience, role, and size of school. See the application for more details.

Expectations and Requirements

Participants must be members of AkASL. Click here for more information on joining the organization.

Participants will be paired with another participant based on the information provided to the best of our ability. We can not guarantee all conditions be met.

Participation in the mentorship program is completely voluntary and can be started or ended at any time. However, the success of the program relies on your involvement. Communication between participants will occur via email. For the best results, we encourage participants to engage in weekly email correspondence with their mentor.

Additional communication for all program participants will occur through EdModo, where participants can engage in discussions in large or small groups based on specific themes or general ideas. Volunteers will help moderate discussions and support the peer mentor relationship.


Confused? Have a question? Contact our President-Elect, Deborah Rinio, at

Apply Now!

Apply now. 

This program is ongoing with no start and end date. Your application will be processed as soon as possible. You will be notified via email when you have been paired with another member. At that time, you will receive resources to help you form a positive mentorship relationship and all relevant information on program resources.