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Beyond Mentoring : A Guide for Librarians and Information Professionals (Paperback) (Dawn
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There are many mentoring options available to the new librarian, mid-career librarian, librarian interested in leadership, and new library director. Beyond Mentoring looks at mentorship, mentorship programs, what works, what doesn’t, and some different techniques such as group and peer mentoring.
The book considers many aspects of mentoring, various programs, their successes and failures. The book also goes beyond the usual types of mentoring to look at newer models. What makes mentoring so successful, and so coveted is having a one-on-one connection with someone in the institution, association, or field. There is more than the one way to do so, and newer research on learning models, and on how professionals learn opens those models up. In some ways, these are already in use. An Example of the cohort model (presented in this book as a case study) is the American Library Association Emerging Leader model. Another example is the Sunshine State leadership Institute. This book also provides a toolkit for building your own program. The final section of the book will offer perspectives and tools that people can use in designing their own programs.
- Provides case studies and perspectives from librarians who have been involved in mentoring programs
- Describes program types that go beyond traditional mentoring including peer to peer and cohort or group mentoring
- Gives practical advice to help readers apply best practice to their own situation
- Offers a hands-on perspective of the program design process