CLDMP_Badge_RedThe College Library Director Mentoring Program, begun in 1992, is designed to enhance leadership capabilities of new college library directors, and to help them meet the unique challenges involved in directing libraries at small, four year colleges.  In short, we focus on coaching, cohort, and community through the several key elements of the program. Take a look at our site and contact us with additional questions.


If you are a new Library Director at a small, four year college library in the United States, please consider joining the College Library Director Mentoring Program. First year directors are assigned a mentor to listen and provide support throughout the year. There is also a series of webinars and a three day seminar in the spring. Topics are based on participants’ needs and may include planning, campus politics, and leadership issues.

Past participant, Tony White (Library Director Maryland Institute College of Art) states, “I found the program to be very helpful with my first year as a new college library director, and I am grateful for the professional contacts that I have made. This is a program that I will highly recommend to other colleagues.”

Applicants must be new directors at a small college library (fewer than 3500 undergraduate FTE) in the USA and cannot have previously been a director at a small college library. Community college library directors are not eligible for this program. See this additional information about qualifications and the application process.

If you’re considering an application for 2024-2025, you’re welcome to read more about the program and complete the application form.