My mentor has been amazing and incredibly supportive through what has turned out to be a very challenging time for both myself and the institution that I work for.
As part of Plugged In, Powered Up, The National Archives has developed a peer mentoring programme to help build relationships between confident digital practitioners and professionals who have limited experience of digital work. Mentors meet their mentees online once or twice a month over six months to support the development of a digital project.
The first cohort of peer mentors and mentees worked together from April to October 2020. A second cohort will support each other from January to July 2021.
I have had conversations I would not have had the confidence to have before.
Mentees have come from business archives, university archives, charities, museums and local authority archives and have received support with digital engagement activity, preservation and wider digital strategy, digital methods and approaches to digital access. Mentors have come from The National Archives, Borthwick Institute of Archives, Gloucestershire Archives and the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick.
Apply to the peer mentoring programme
Applications are currently open for the new round of peer mentoring and you can apply here to become a mentee. Applications close at 5pm on Monday 30 November 2020.