Peer mentoring: one institution's approach to mentoring academic librarians
Article publication date: 1 August 2005
Aims to describe a peer‐mentoring program in one academic library and to provide suggestions and recommendations for setting up a similar program in other libraries.
Formal one‐on‐one mentoring for tenure‐track librarians is a standard component of many professional development programs. This qualitative article describes the development of a newer method, the peer‐mentoring group.
Information about several peer‐mentoring programs and the importance of mentoring as a component of professional development in libraries is provided.
A list of recent articles on peer‐mentoring programs is provided along with selected articles about mentoring in libraries and higher education. The focus is for academic libraries, but public libraries may still be interested in this newer model of mentoring.
Level, A.V. and Mach, M. (2005), "Peer mentoring: one institution's approach to mentoring academic librarians", Library Management, Vol. 26 No. 6/7, pp. 301-310. https://doi.org/10.1108/01435120410609725
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