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Beyond Mentoring

Book Description

Beyond Mentoring: A Guide for Librarians and Information Professionals looks at mentorship, mentorship programs, what works, what doesn’t, and different techniques, such as group and peer mentoring. The book considers many aspects of mentoring, various programs, and their successes and failures, going beyond the usual types of mentoring by looking at newer models.

An example of the cohort model from the American Library Association Emerging Leader model is included as a case study. In addition, another case study on the Sunshine State leadership Institute provides a toolkit for building your own program.

The final section of the book offers 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 practices to their own situations
  • Offers a hands-on perspective of the program design process

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. List of Contributors
  7. Author Biographies
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Chapter 1. Introduction: What is Beyond Mentoring?
    1. References
  10. Chapter 2. Mentoring Organically
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Defining Mentoring
    3. 2.2 Level/Phase Defined
    4. 2.3 Types of Mentoring
    5. 2.4 Examples of Level/Phase/Type Combinations
    6. Conclusion
    7. References
  11. Chapter 3. Inorganic is Still Good for You: Building a Structured Group Mentoring Program for Librarians
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Literature Review
    4. 3.3 Institutional Context
    5. 3.4 Mentoring Models
    6. 3.5 Program Description
    7. 3.6 Program Assessment
    8. Conclusion
    9. References
    10. Appendix A Sample Mentoring Contract
  12. Chapter 4. Informal Mentorship Matters: One Librarian’s Leadership Journey
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Lean In and Libraries
    3. 4.2 A New Librarian’s Journey
    4. 4.3 Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
    5. 4.4 Your Boss May Not Be Your Ideal Mentor
    6. 4.5 A Leadership Institute
    7. 4.6 Learning From Our Staff
    8. 4.7 Mentoring Messages
    9. 4.8 Conclusion
    10. References
  13. Chapter 5. My Year(s) as a Mentoring Committee Chair
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
    3. 5.2 Association of College and Research Libraries – Distance Library Section (ACRL-DLS)
    4. 5.3 What the Survey Said
    5. 5.4 Beyond Mentoring
    6. References
    7. Appendix A-LLAMA Mentoring Program Timeline
  14. Chapter 6. Developing Future Mentors and Mid-Career Librarians: A Look at the Full Cycle of Faculty Librarian Mentoring
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Introduction to the University of Miami Faculty Mentoring Program
    3. 6.2 Mentoring Mid-career and Nonnovice Librarians
    4. 6.3 Mentoring Survey: Methods and Results
    5. 6.4 Case study: From Mentee to Mentor in the Faculty Mentoring Program
    6. 6.5 Case Study: Nonnovice Librarian in a New Academic Environment
    7. Conclusion
    8. References
  15. Chapter 7. #TwitMentoring: Librarians Using Twitter in Forming and Cultivating Mentoring Relationships
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 So What is This Mentoring Thing Anyway?
    3. 7.2 What was This Research?
    4. 7.3 Twitter as a Tool to Form Relationships
    5. 7.4 Tension Between Traditional Mentoring and Informal Mentoring
    6. 7.5 Personal Learning Network (PLN)
    7. 7.6 Peer Mentoring
    8. 7.7 Mentoring Moments
    9. 7.8 Twitter in Conjunction With Other Platforms
    10. 7.9 Using Twitter to Actively Locate a Mentor
    11. 7.10 Communication Preferences of Millennials
    12. 7.11 Being a Mentor on Twitter
    13. 7.12 Other Ways Twitter is Used for Professional Development
    14. 7.13 Conference Hashtags
    15. 7.14 Formal Programs That Include a Strong Twitter Element
    16. 7.15 Twitter Chats
    17. Conclusion
    18. References
    19. Further Reading
    20. Appendix Item One Interview Questions as Posted On newprofessionalsnz.wordpress.com
    21. Appendix Item Two Samples of tweets used to direct people to the blog post
  16. Chapter 8. Cross Institutional Peer Coaching: A Case Study
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1 Introduction
    3. 8.2 Theoretical Perspectives
    4. 8.3 Literature Review
    5. 8.4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Peer Coaching
    6. 8.5 Critical Reflection
    7. 8.6 Trust
    8. 8.7 Peer Coaching: A Case Study
    9. 8.8 Data and Themes
    10. 8.9 Limitations and Future Research
    11. Conclusion
    12. References
  17. Chapter 9. Critical Friendship for Librarians: Striving Together for Scholarly Advancement
    1. Abstract
    2. 9.1 Introduction
    3. 9.2 History, Definitions, and the Components of Critical Friendship
    4. 9.3 The Practice of Critical Friendship
    5. 9.4 Why Be Critical Friends?: Benefits of Critical Friendship for Scholarly Advancement
    6. 9.5 Overcoming Challenges in Critical Friendship
    7. Conclusion
    8. References
    9. Appendix A Sample Script #1: Weekly Critical Friendship Meeting With a Scholarship Focus
    10. Appendix B Sample Script #2: Weekly Critical friendship Meeting Without the Scholarship Focus
  18. Index