Mentoring in Librarianship: Essays on Working with Adults and Students to Further the Profession

Mentoring in Librarianship: Essays on Working with Adults and Students to Further the Profession

by Carol Smallwood
     
 

Both new librarians and those changing directions in the field can benefit greatly from a relationship with a positive and supportive mentor. In this book, public, school, academic, and special librarians, as well as LIS faculty and consultants, offer expertise and wisdom for those wishing to become a mentor or a protege or to implement a mentoring program. Topics

Overview

Both new librarians and those changing directions in the field can benefit greatly from a relationship with a positive and supportive mentor. In this book, public, school, academic, and special librarians, as well as LIS faculty and consultants, offer expertise and wisdom for those wishing to become a mentor or a protege or to implement a mentoring program. Topics include reasons for choosing mentoring relationships, practical tips on setting up a program, internships, practicums, job shadowing, virtual reference, opportunities for those new to the profession and those in mid-career, and mentoring across disciplines. By sharing their personal successes as well as their failures in mentoring, the 35 contributors offer sound advice backed by years of experience, advice that will aid all librarians who seek guidance or want to guide the future of the library profession.

Editorial Reviews

The Australian Library Journal
a valuable resource...strengthens the case for mentoring systems to be much more widely established as a normal and formal feature of our professional life
Research Services Librarian University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Lois Stickell
Mentoring offers a roadmap for experienced librarians to pass on their knowledge to students and early career librarians who are 'still in growth mode.' This book is especially timely in light of the number of experienced librarians who will retire and exit the profession in the next few years as it offers concrete guidelines to continue the chain of knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786463787
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/20/2011
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Carol Smallwood is the author or editor of numerous books and journal articles. A Michigan resident, her experience includes school, public and special libraries. Rebecca Tolley-Stokes is an associate professor and librarian at East Tennessee State University. She lives in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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