88th chat, Wednesday August 23 2017*: mentorship
11am Pacific / noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern
*please note changed day/date (changed to avoid coinciding with eclipse!)
- ALA Mentoring Programs (more recently updated link here)
- Lunden, I. (2017, August 3). LinkedIn is rolling out a free Tinder-style service to pair users with mentors. TechCrunch.
- Broder-Singer, R. (2011). Why mentoring matters. BusinessMiami.
- Lacy, M., & Copeland, A. J. (2013). The role of mentorship programs in LIS education and in professional development. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 135-146. (pdf)
- mentor: generally an experienced colleague who provides guidance and advice
- mentee: the person being mentored
- library workers: anyone who works in libraries in any capacity, including contingent/adjunct/part-time/classified labor
- formal mentorship programs: mentorship programs organized by an employer, professional association, school/university, non-profit, or other institution
- informal mentorship: mentoring relationships that are not administered by any outside organization
- Q1. How do you define success in a mentoring relationship?
- Q2. Have you ever participated in, or do you currently participate in, a formal mentorship program? If so, what is/was it? What was your experience?
- Q3. What are some informal ways you have mentored, or been mentored by, other library workers?
- Q4. What are some examples of strong mentorship programs outside of libraries? What can we adapt/change in library mentorship programs?
- Q5. How can mentorship help surface and transform power structures in library professions?