ERIC Number: EJ711497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-15
Master Mentors: Linda Golian-Lui University of Hawaii-Hilo--George Oberle George Mason University, VA
Library Journal, v130 n5 pS39 Mar 2005
Many movers and shakers inspire admiration and even awe, but those who inspire love are the mentors who have changed lives. That is why many grateful librarians nominated Linda Golian-Lui and George Oberle. Both of them were accidental librarians, work-study students whose supervisors encouraged them to become paraprofessionals, and then librarians. Both of them believe in paying that debt forward by mentoring recruits to the profession. Golian-Lui calls it a "cycle of love." The testament to their effectiveness: in total, over 16 librarians nominated Golian-Lui and Oberle. Suzy Westenkirchner, now library director at Edison College, Naples, FL, says Golian "tapped into talents and leadership traits" she had not known she possessed. Everyone who recommended these two spoke of their passion for the profession.
Descriptors: Leadership, Change Agents, Mentors, Librarians, Library Administration, Library Education, Academic Libraries
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