Mentoring in Librarianship

Mentoring in Librarianship

In this book, public, school, academic, and special librarians, as well as LIS faculty and consultants, offer expertise and wisdom for those wishing to become a mentor or a protege or to implement a mentoring program.

Author: Rebecca Tolley-Stokes

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786488704

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 514

Both new librarians and those changing directions in the field can benefit greatly from a relationship with a positive and supportive mentor. In this book, public, school, academic, and special librarians, as well as LIS faculty and consultants, offer expertise and wisdom for those wishing to become a mentor or a protégé or to implement a mentoring program. Topics include reasons for choosing mentoring relationships, practical tips on setting up a program, internships, practicums, job shadowing, virtual reference, opportunities for those new to the profession and those in mid-career, and mentoring across disciplines. By sharing their personal successes as well as their failures in mentoring, the 35 contributors offer sound advice backed by years of experience, advice that will aid all librarians who seek guidance or want to guide the future of the library profession.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Librarian as Mentor

Librarian as Mentor

Explores the many ways mentoring can be an effective tool in recruiting, retaining, supporting, and developing a diverse workforce in any library.

Author: Eboni Johnson

Publisher: Peak

ISBN: 0997175729

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 161

Librarian as Mentor explores the many ways mentoring can be an effective tool in recruiting, retaining, supporting, and developing a diverse workforce in any library. Johnson has assembled 14 librarians to share their experiences on the positive outcomes, from not only being a mentor but a mentee as well. A must-have book for any library's collection, with tips that make it easy for staff, faculty, or anyone in a library seeking to enrich their professional career.
Categories: Self-Help

Mentoring in the Library

Mentoring in the Library

"With librarians at all levels in mind, noted reference librarian and researcher Marta Lee offers her ideas for an experience with establishing a formal mentoring process at the library"--Page 4 of cover.

Author: Marta K. Lee

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838935934

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

View: 529

Noted reference librarian and researcher Lee offers librarians at all levels both her experience and her ideas about establishing a formal mentoring process at the library
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

My Mentoring Diary

My Mentoring Diary

This guide is especially helpful for mentors/mentorees who are not sure if they have the skills or are prepared to take on the responsibility of participating in a program.

Author: Ann Ritchie

Publisher: TotalRecall Press

ISBN: 159095811X

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 592

MY MENTORING DIARY A Resource for the Library and Information Professions A Practical Guide With Reflective Learning Journal To Help You Get the Most Out of Formal Mentoring My Mentoring Diary is designed as an introductory manual for all those engaged in a formal mentoring program. It provides general information about mentoring; practical tips and strategies for setting up a mentoring program; useful tips about how to get the most out of the mentoring experience; a guide for what to look for in a mentor; guidance on how to set individual objectives and a plan of action; and a Learning Journal section with lined and unlined pages for participants to record their reflections and thoughts about their experiences. This guide is especially helpful for mentors/mentorees who are not sure if they have the skills or are prepared to take on the responsibility of participating in a program. For those intending to set up a mentoring program, it provides the critical success factors to consider. The book is based on the extensive experience and insights of two librarians who specialize in mentoring programs. In 1995, Ann Ritchie and Paul Genoni established the Group Mentoring Program for graduate librarians as an initiative of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Library and Information Association. In addition to practical experience in individual and group mentoring, the authors have researched and evaluated mentoring programs, published and presented internationally on the topic, and have developed a workshop (How to Set Up a Facilitated Group Mentoring Program). They have received awards for mentoring services to the library profession and to university graduates. For other books about librarianship, please see the back of this book for a complete listing, or visit www.totalrecallpress.com for more information. Paul Genoni is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Media, Society and Culture at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. He has published widely in a number of professional areas including collection management, reference, scholarly communication, mentoring and graduate destinations. Ann Ritchie is the Director of Library Services with the Department of Health and Community Services in Darwin, Australia, and previously worked as a reference librarian at Charles Darwin University. She has also served as database consultant for EBSCO Information Services. TABLE OF CONTENTS Using This Diary My Mentoring Contacts Section 1: Introduction to Mentoring What Is Mentoring? Why Is Mentoring Important? The Seven Stages of Mentoring NICE Analysis for Mentorees Setting Personal Objectives Making an Action Plan Making a Contract Section 2: Learning Journal Introduction What Is Reflective Practice? What Is a Learning Journal? Learning Journal Section 3: More about Mentoring Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Mentoring and Change Further Reading Organizations Notes
Categories: Education

Mentoring Programs in ARL Libraries

Mentoring Programs in ARL Libraries

Author: Association of Research Libraries. Systems and Procedures Exchange Center

Publisher: Association of Research Libr

ISBN: UOM:39015043224818

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 72

View: 127

Categories: Academic libraries

Beyond Mentoring

Beyond Mentoring

A Guide for Librarians and Information Professionals Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen ...
3.2.2 Mentorship in Academic Libraries Much of the literature on mentoring
librarians for both research and librarianship consists of case studies describing
the ...

Author: Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081012956

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 146

View: 508

Beyond Mentoring: A Guide for Librarians and Information Professionals looks at mentorship, mentorship programs, what works, what doesn’t, and different techniques, such as group and peer mentoring. The book considers many aspects of mentoring, various programs, and their successes and failures, going beyond the usual types of mentoring by looking at newer models. An example of the cohort model from the American Library Association Emerging Leader model is included as a case study. In addition, another case study on the Sunshine State leadership Institute provides a toolkit for building your own program. The final section of the book offers perspectives and tools that people can use in designing their own programs. Provides case studies and perspectives from librarians who have been involved in mentoring programs Describes program types that go beyond traditional mentoring, including peer-to-peer and cohort or group mentoring Gives practical advice to help readers apply best practices to their own situations Offers a hands-on perspective of the program design process
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Kentucky Libraries

Kentucky Libraries

Mentoring . London : Library Association Publishing , 1994 . Discusses the roles
of mentors and protégés , essential qualities of successful mentors , as well as
potential benefits of mentoring to librarianship . Both formal and informal
mentoring ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079405554

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Categories: Libraries

Strategies for Regenerating the Library and Information Professions

Strategies for Regenerating the Library and Information Professions

This volume comprises papers prepared for the 8th World Conference on Continuing Professional Development (Bologna, Italy, 18-20 August 2009).

Author: Jana Varlejs

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598220449

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 415

View: 556

This volume comprises papers prepared for the 8th World Conference on Continuing Professional Development (Bologna, Italy, 18-20 August 2009). Within the broad theme of creating a positive work environment for a multi-generational workforce in library and information organizations, the conference addresses managing between and across generations, mentoring and coaching, attracting people to the profession and developing a new generation of leaders, re-skilling and transferability of skills, succession planning and passing on knowledge.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Becoming a Media Mentor

Becoming a Media Mentor

Guiding children’s librarians to define, solidify, and refine their roles as media mentors, this book in turn will help facilitate digital literacy for children and families.

Author: Cen Campbell

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838914700

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 558

Guiding children’s librarians to define, solidify, and refine their roles as media mentors, this book in turn will help facilitate digital literacy for children and families.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Librarian s Career Guidebook

The Librarian s Career Guidebook

Mentoring: A. Primer. Carol Ritzen Kem Last year I participated in a discussion
session held as part of the University Minority ... One mentor said the librarian in
his small town public library encouraged his reading and intellectual growth by ...

Author: Priscilla K. Shontz

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 565

View: 384

Are you trying to break into a career in library science or improve your current position? In The Librarian's Career Guidebook, 63 information professionals from diverse positions, workplaces, and regions discuss a variety of career issues and offer advice to prospective librarians, M.L.S. students, and librarians in various stages of their careers, from entry-level to the highly experienced.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mentoring Managing Students in the Academic Library

Mentoring   Managing Students in the Academic Library

Since many student positions make them the public face of the library, effective mentoring of such student employees is vital. In this book Reale explores the challenges and opportunities involved in recruitment.

Author: Michelle Reale

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911747

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 944

Most academic libraries could not operate without a host of part-time student workers. But employing students is different from filling a professional position with an experienced worker; often their library employment will be their first job experience. Since many student positions make them the public face of the library, effective mentoring of such student employees is vital. In this book Reale explores the challenges and opportunities involved in recruitment. Her guide Shows how a library job can be more than just employment, teaching students important responsibilities and life-skills Covers the entire scope of a student’s tenure at an academic library, from bringing new hires on board and training them to disciplining student employees and the unpleasant but sometimes necessary task of firing Offers mentoring advice for helping students navigate the cultural contrasts, irregular hours, and other day-to-day issues faced by young people away from home for the first time With Reale’s guidance, supervising academic librarians can effectively mentor students while maintaining an enjoyable, productive workplace that functions efficiently in support of the institution.
Categories: Education

Recruiting Training and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians

Recruiting  Training  and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians

resources do new, or even experienced, sci-tech librarians have and/or need for
professional development and/or mentoring? For science and technology (sci-
tech) librarians, recruitment and retention issues are compounded by several ...

Author: Patricia A. Kreitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136457432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 360

Since the 1950s there has been a persistent shortage of sci-tech librarians, and as more librarians retire or change positions, the prospect looms that the profession will only depopulate further. Tackling this difficult challenge, Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians gathers together into one source the perspectives of top library administrators and managers as well as front-line librarians who present the latest research and practical strategies to find, train, and keep those valuable specialized professionals. This book explores in depth timely issues and presents creative perspectives and innovative solutions to this persistent problem in subject-specialized libraries. As the baby-boom generation of science and technology librarians begins to retire, training and keeping sci-tech librarians will become even more crucial. Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians discusses the “replacement gap” problem in libraries, including who should be recruited, how they should be trained, and how to retain them once hired. Several authors address the field’s long-standing specialist vs. generalist debate, bringing new data and experience-driven perspectives to this challenging issue. Topics in Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians include: updating the cultural image of librarians to make the profession more appealing a comprehensive literature review how to cultivate candidates who are dedicated to service and love research and learning practical approaches to improve the visibility and attractiveness of science librarianship the skills and support needed to become a successful science librarian an innovative program to recruit undergraduates an in-depth survey of practicing science and technology librarians the challenges of science librarianship in Africa library and information science educators as recruiters for sci-tech librarians creative strategies to recruit and retain librarians adapting aspects of first-year student retention programs as a model for library retention programs how professional competencies can be used for recruitment, training, and retention and more Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Science and Technology Librarians is a timely, important resource for college and university administrators, and public, special, academic, and government librarians.
Categories: Business & Economics

Celebrating the James Partridge Award

Celebrating the James Partridge Award

Findings À The chapter provides suggestions for best practices in recruiting,
retaining, and mentoring librarians of color. Keywords: Mentorship; recruitment;
diversity; library and information science I. Introduction If you see the path laid out
in ...

Author: Diane L. Barlow

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781786359322

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 299

Winners of the James A. Partridge Outstanding African American Information Professional Award examine issues of race, inclusion, diversity, and justice. Their insights are complimented by the writings of other scholars, educators, and practitioners who study, teach about, and experience issues of race in the field firsthand.
Categories: Social Science

The Power of Language

The Power of Language

in the fall of 2000, librarian Selina Gomez-Beloz was working with the
Connecting Libraries and Schools Program (CLASP) at the New York Public
Library. We began a mentoring relationship following her posting on the
REFORMA electronic ...

Author: REFORMA (Association). National Conference

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563089459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 938

Twenty conference papers and essays share information, policy guidelines, collection development suggestions, and other tools and techniques to promote Spanish language-oriented library services.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries Practices and Resources

Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries  Practices and Resources

An Examination of Mentoring Programs at ARL Institutions Gene R. Springs The
Ohio State University, USA ABSTRACT Mentoring can play a key role in the
career development of librarians. Formal mentoring programs are often available
for ...

Author: Deards, Kiyomi D.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466658134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 321

View: 781

As the baby boomer generation begins to retire, the focus shifts to the next generation of global leaders in diverse industries. Within the field of library science, succession planning has become a topic of interest to ensure the success of future libraries as the workforce shifts and enable up-and-coming leaders. Succession Planning and Implementation in Libraries: Practices and Resources provides valuable insight into the process of implementing succession planning in libraries. This book delves into the challenges and possibilities of a succession plan’s effect on the success of library organizations. Human resources officers, library administrators, academicians, and students will find this book beneficial to furthering their understanding of current practice in succession planning.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Succession Planning Through Mentoring in the Library

Succession Planning Through Mentoring in the Library

The book makes an analysis of the contributed case studies from other libraries regarding the use of mentoring in their succession planning programs, and then provides recommendations, best practices, and suggestions for implementing a ...

Author: Julie Leuzinger

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081003312

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 551

Succession Planning through Mentoring in the Library addresses the topic of mentoring within the library, providing an accounting of the benefit to libraries that use this tactic for planning and how it can cultivate more knowledge and confidence in employees. Case studies from four different types of libraries with formal succession planning programs in place will be included. The book makes an analysis of the contributed case studies from other libraries regarding the use of mentoring in their succession planning programs, and then provides recommendations, best practices, and suggestions for implementing a succession planning program that includes mentoring. Explores mentoring within the library from a different perspective Offers studies on succession planning through mentoring practices in libraries Provides practical steps for managers to incorporate succession planning through mentoring in libraries
Categories: Social Science

Academic Librarianship

Academic Librarianship

A broad survey of the literature on the subject yields some generalizations about
mentors : a person seldom becomes a mentor before entering his or her forties ;
the mentor is usually ten to fifteen years older than the protege ; the relationship ...

Author: Robert D. Stueart

Publisher: New York, NY : Neal-Schuman Publishers

ISBN: UCAL:B4202292

Category: Academic librarians

Page: 273

View: 318

Categories: Academic librarians

Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science

Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science

This book is designed to help new librarians begin to manage a successful and
satisfying career in the library and information ... Unless one is fortunate enough
to have good mentors or strong support groups, a new librarian may drift into an ...

Author: Priscilla K. Shontz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810840839

Category: Career development

Page: 185

View: 535

"Priscilla Shontz presents advice and anecdotes gathered from research and interviews with more than seventy information professionals in a variety of library-related careers. The modular format allows a reader to peruse any chapter on its own and to read the chapters in his or her preferred order. Seven broad topics are covered: career planning, job searching, gaining experience and education, developing interpersonal and leadership skills, networking, mentoring, and writing for publication. Related readings, as well as helpful Web sites, are included."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Career development

Career Paths and Career Development of Business Librarians

Career Paths and Career Development of Business Librarians

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship.

Author: Diane Zabel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317993391

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 496

Contributors provide insights about business librarianship in various types of institutions, explore traditional and non-traditional career paths in business librarianship, and discuss numerous strategies for professional growth (from earning an MBA degree to working abroad). Among the topics covered are the following: recruitment of business librarians (including recent data on the supply and demand of business librarians); the special concerns of early career and mid-career business librarians; the importance of mentoring; leadership development; and business librarians on the job in academic, public, and corporate libraries. This book will appeal to a wide audience: practitioners; directors of public, academic, and special libraries serving the business community; library and information science educators; and those considering business librarianship as a career, including students, generalist librarians, and individuals seeking a career change. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship.
Categories: Business & Economics

Embedded Librarianship

Embedded Librarianship

As librarians seek to raise their profile as instructional partners and mentors for
learning, many are revisiting the model of embedded librarianship, a model that “
takes a librarian out of the context of the traditional library and places him or her
in ...

Author: Buffy J. Hamilton

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838958575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 30

View: 347

"Expert guides to library systems and services."
Categories: Business & Economics