Developing an effective mentoring program
Zhang, Sha Li
Matveyeva, Susan J.
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Zhang, Sha Li, Deyoe, Nancy, Matveyeva, Susan J. Developing an effective mentoring program. Presented at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, Dallas, TX, October 13, 2006.
Formal mentoring programs are increasingly recognized as a means of recruitment and retention in a library setting. An effective mentoring program assists new librarians with diverse backgrounds in their professional growth and benefits organizational culture. In this paper, the authors examine different models of mentoring programs in the library profession and discuss the process of developing a university library mentoring program. This case study explores the mentor’s and mentee’s perspectives on the mentoring relationship and shows their significance for the successful implementation of a mentoring program in an academic library.