Directory of New Taxonomists (Protégés) Seeking Mentors

If you are interested and able to offer a mentoring arrangement for a relatively new taxonomist (Protégé), please contact a Protégé listed below.

If you are both a new taxonomist and a member of the Taxonomy Division and would like to add your name to the list, please contact the chair of the Mentoring Committee, Ashleigh Faith, using the form on our Committees page. We will soon make available an option to add your name directly on the members-only Protégé Directory of the Taxonomy Division Connect Library .

About Mentorships

In general, Protégés are looking for limited term, internship-like arrangements of working pro bono or at below-market subcontractor rates in exchange for constructive educational feedback from a mentor who also agrees to serve as a reference for future work. Due to the limited number of suitable projects, location should not be a limitation, so the work should be able to be done remotely in many cases. It is anticipated that most mentorship arrangements will be part-time, temporary work, similar to freelance assignments.

Protégé Eligibility

SLA Taxonomy Division members with at least some training or experience in taxonomies (MLIS/LIS course, continuing education workshop, full-day workshop, prior project experience or internship). Protégés should not be complete beginners. Interested Protégés should provide their information on the Taxonomy Division members-only Connect Community for re-posting here.


Gary Yessin
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Taxonomy course (Simmons/Hedden)

Karen Carter
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Taxonomies/Thesauri workshop (SLA-DC), Organizing Information course (Rutgers), thesaurus editing/term research (OMHRC, APA)



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