The majority of articles on mentoring in the library and information science field address career development by emphasizing the orientation process for new librarians and building the requisite skills for a specific job. Few articles deal with the psychological and social challenges that many early-career and minority librarians face, which can affect their satisfaction with their work. This paper argues that a more personal approach to mentoring—one that addresses such issues as racial microaggressions, the impostor phenomenon, and burnout—is needed to create a more welcoming, inclusive organizational and professional culture.
Increasingly, new librarians graduate to face a world of changing technology and new ways of interacting with information. The anxiety of this shifting environment is compounded for tenure-track librarians who must also meet scholarship and instruction requirements that may be unfamiliar to them. One way that librarians can navigate the transition to tenure-track professional positions is to participate in mentoring programs for new
academic librarians. This study examines the effectiveness of mentoring programs for novice tenure-track libraries in a variety of library settings, and provides examples of successful academic library mentoring programs already in place with the intent that librarians use the data and findings to construct or improve their own library mentoring programs
From Everwise, this list includes advice on setting clear goals and tracking your progress in achieving them. They also advise that mentoring partners periodically discuss and assess how the mentoring partnership is going.
Every organization have new intake of junior staff and senior staff to achieve a common organizational goals. . . This study examines the roles of mentors and mentees, on how mentors promote and improve mentees job performance for career development and advancement. The study also focus on the approaches to mentorship.
An OER from University at Albany. This helpful handbook includes good information for mentees related to questions to ask, what kind of mentoring relationship do you want to develop, and more. All aspects of mentoring and mentoring programs are covered in this useful book.
The authors, who have each engaged in mentoring in higher education, surveyed
academic librarians in 2017 on their mentoring experiences. Those findings are placed
alongside best practices drawn from the literature to discover what motivates academic
librarians to participate in mentoring and how it impacts them professionally and personally.
Based on this evidence, the authors encourage colleagues to seek professional development
through mentoring opportunities.
This article is based on a presentation given at the 2016 Pacific Northwest Library Conference in Calgary, Alberta. The authors examined mentoring best practices and provided analysis of a mentoring program offered through a small library association in Alberta, Canada.