ERIC Number: ED517047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 0
Mentoring in the Library: Building for the Future
Lee, Marta K.
Mentorship is essential to the health of any institution; sharing knowledge and experience transforms managers into stronger leaders and helps less senior employees improve their job skills. 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. Readers will learn: (1) The kinds of skills the mentor should have, with techniques for successful development, education, and training; (2) How to establish formal and informal mentoring arrangements, with a chapter devoted to mentoring librarians electronically; and (3) Keys to working with students, interns, volunteers, and individuals interested in a library science career. In this useful book Lee shows librarians how mentoring can be both satisfying and good for career development and personal growth. Five appendixes, a bibliography, and an index are included.
Descriptors: Mentors, Library Science, Job Skills, Librarians, Career Development, Skill Development, Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Training Methods, Professional Development
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Authoring Institution: American Library Association