ERIC Number: ED333891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
REFORMA/UCLA Mentor Program: A Mentoring Manual.
Although mentoring dates back to Greek mythology, the concept continues to thrive in today's society. Mentoring is a strategy that successful people have known about for centuries. The REFORMA/UCLA Mentor Program has made use of this strategy since its inception in November 1985 at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. The program was established to help recruit bilingual-bicultural students into the library profession. One-to-one matching of prospective/current library school students with professional bilingual-bicultural librarians is the basis for the program. Besides acting as a support system, the program offers educational experiences and provides a forum for professional networking. It was initiated three years ago as a result of a proposal submitted by REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library Services to the Spanish Speaking. Approximately 18 mentor/mentee relationships have been formally established since the beginning of the program, and mentees who have graduated from the program have in turn become mentors themselves. Designed to serve as a training guide for participants in the program and as a model for the development of similar programs, this manual: (1) provides background on the school and the program; (2) outlines the roles and responsibilities of both mentors and mentees; (3) offers guidelines for coordinating a mentor program; and (4) presents the program's activities since its inception. Three appendices contain application forms and questionnaires for both mentors and mentees; public relations releases about the program; and bibliographic information for 11 articles about the program. A list of 20 cited references and an 84-item bibliography are included. (Author/BBM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of California Los Angeles
Note: M.L.S. Thesis, University of California, Los Angeles.