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The Library Faculty Assembly LFA Mentoring Committee connects library faculty with mentors to provide assistance and guidance throughout their professional development at the University of Arizona Libraries. The Committee connects library faculty through a mentorship match program, as well as workshops and other professional development events geared towards the mentees’ interests and needs throughout the academic year. We aim to provide new and early career library faculty with support in any area identified as critical to their professional success, including continuing status & promotion, research, leadership development, career advancement, and psychosocial support.
The LFA Mentoring Committee is tasked with the following:
Publicizing and facilitating the mentor matching process for library faculty
Organizing and hosting workshops and professional development events that are relevant to mentees’ needs and interests
Organizing and hosting informal social events for mentees and mentors as a compliment to the traditional one-to-one mentoring model
Assessment of the mentoring program’s efficacy qualitatively and quantitatively
Glad you are here. Please read about the purpose and work of the committee in the box to your left. This libguide is the place to find information we hope will facilitate productive mentor/mentee relationships. Logistically, once the mentor/mentee matches are made, you will want to start with setting up a first meeting where you can fill out the University Libraries Faculty Mentor Partnering Agreement (see below).
The Agreement gives you latitude to design a relationship that best works for the both of you. Talk through each part of the agreement, so you are both very clear about expectations and responsibilities. You do not need to file a copy of the completed agreement with the Committee, but if you are willing to share, Lara Miller (Analytics & Assessment Librarian), would collect anonymized data on common goals and guidelines that pairs establish. Such information will be used to inform programming and the type of support the committee offers.
This guide is also the place to find copies of workshop materials. Content overall, will not remain static, so check back periodically. If you have any suggestions for material you wish to see included here, please send it to one of the LFA Mentoring Committee Members: