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Mentorship Program

Students enrolled in the Dual Degree program participate in a mentorship program with NYU Libraries’ library subject specialists (LIS 785). Mentors stay with the student from the beginning until the end of the degree. Mentors and mentees work together to develop an initial Learning Contract which is reviewed each semester. Mentees are assigned a mentor from the NYU libraries as soon as they are accepted into the dual degree program. The mentorship of 160 hours may be completed at any time before graduation from both Masters’ programs. On occasion, part of the mentorship may be completed at an off-site library approved by the Mentor and members of the Mentoring Committee. The program provides flexibility to customize the mentoring experience to the needs of the individual mentee. Past students have interned at the New York Public Library, the Museum of Modern Art, the Morgan Library, the New York Historical Society, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and IBM among many other organizations.