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By Marta K. Lee

Mentoring is not just one other element of being a great worker. It s necessary to the continued well-being of an establishment: the sharing of data and event not just is helping much less senior staff enhance their task abilities yet transforms managers into better leaders. famous reference librarian and researcher Lee bargains librarians in any respect degrees either her event and her rules approximately developing a proper mentoring strategy on the library. Readers will learn

* the types of abilities the mentor must have, with thoughts for winning improvement, schooling, and training
* find out how to identify formal and casual mentoring preparations, with a bankruptcy dedicated to mentoring librarians electronically
* Keys to operating with scholars, interns, volunteers, and members drawn to a library technology career

In this beneficial booklet Lee indicates librarians how mentoring could be either pleasing and solid for occupation improvement and private progress

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After discussion, the librarians decided to interview one of them, the cataloging librarian at the Regent University Law Library. She was working on a subject master’s in the field of business administration with a concentration in marketing. The library dean planned on changing part of the job description of this position to include marketing. The candidate was brought in for an interview and subsequently offered the position of reference librarian. She would work at marketing the library, become the liaison to the School of Psychology and Counseling, assume reference duty, and work on other assignments.

These assignments can range from attending a board meeting at a public library to shadowing a librarian at the reference desk. , offers a course entitled the Special Library/Information Center, which includes a site-visit project. ”2 23 24â•… //â•… Mentoring and Library School Assignments As stated in the syllabus, the report is to be between ten and twelve doublespaced pages, and the details regarding format would be provided in class. Research should encompass such topics as fee-based services, marketing/public relations, reference, library web sites, intranets, blogs, wikis, content management systems, cataloging, training (for library staff and others), approximate budget and institutional culture.

Later in the training, I further discussed collection development with the new librarian in more detail. Meetings included one that dealt with the customer satisfaction survey and another on reference. The reference meeting had discussion regarding changing the virtual reference service that the library used. The service was not working for us; the program was clunky and patrons were not using it. The new librarian suggested that reference services try instant messaging (IM). Several librarians liked the idea and wanted to explore it further.

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