Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mentoring in the Library: Building for the Future

Lee, Marta K. Mentoring in the Library: Building for the Future. Chicago: ALA, 2011. 020.7155 Lee ISBN 978-0-8389-3593-4 Mentoring isn't just another component of being a good employee. It s essential to the continuing health of an institution: the sharing of knowledge and experience not only helps less senior employees improve their job skills but transforms managers into stronger leaders. Noted reference librarian and researcher Lee offers librarians at all levels both her experience and her ideas about establishing a formal mentoring process at the library. Readers will learn · The kinds of skills the mentor should have, with techniques for successful development, education, and training · How to establish formal and informal mentoring arrangements, with a chapter devoted to mentoring librarians electronically · Keys to working with students, interns, volunteers, and individuals interested in a library science career In this useful book Lee shows librarians how mentoring can be both satisfying and good for career development and personal growth