Asilomar Institute for Information Architecture (AIfIA) has just launched a mentoring initiative designed to create mutually beneficial relationships between novice and experienced information architects.
"Let's face it: information architecture is a new field, and it remains difficult to learn about," said Louis Rosenfeld, AIfIA's treasurer. "Our collective experiences haven't yet been captured as a body of literature, there are few academic IA programs where one can gain formal education, and there is only one industry-wide conference per year. That's why we need to connect people who have experience with people who don't, and that's the goal of AIfIA's Mentoring Initiative."
Mentees must be AIfIA members, but mentors are not required to be.