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LFA Mentorship Program

Engineering Librarian & CAPLA Liaison

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Paula C Johnson
Main Library A403


Increasingly, new librarians graduate to face a world of changing technology and new ways of interacting with information. The anxiety of this shifting environment is compounded for tenure-track librarians who must also meet scholarship and instruction requirements that may be unfamiliar to them. One way that librarians can navigate the transition to tenure-track professional positions is to participate in mentoring programs for new academic librarians.

From Everwise, this list includes advice on setting clear goals and tracking your progress in achieving them. They also advice that mentoring partners periodically discuss and assess how the mentoring partnership is going.

An OER from University at Albany. This helpful handbook includes good information for mentees related to questions to ask, what kind of mentoring relationship do you want to develop, and more. All aspects of mentoring and mentoring programs are covered in this useful book.

Effective mentoring is essential to the growth and success of librarianship in all types of library. This paper considers the possibilities for fostering mentoring activities among early career librarians, mid-career transitional librarians, and non-professional library workers.