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ERIC Number: EJ1125669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Addressing Psychosocial Factors with Library Mentoring
Farrell, Bridget; Alabi, Jaena; Whaley, Pambanisha; Jenda, Claudine
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v17 n1 p51-69 Jan 2017
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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