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- Mentors and mentees can share a “day in the life” and discuss typical daily duties and requirements for their position
- Read 2 articles on mentoring and discuss them. Suggestions:
- Oregon Library Association Quarterly vol. 23 no. 3 (2015), https://commons.pacificu.edu/olaq/vol21/iss3/?utm_source=commons.pacificu.edu%2Folaq%2Fvol21%2Fiss3%2F4&utm_medium=PDF&utm_campaign=PDFCoverPages
- Hussey, L. K., & Campbell-Meier, J. (2017). Is There a Mentoring Culture Within the LIS Profession? Journal of Library Administration, 57(5), 500–516.
- Williams, G. H. (2019). Mentoring Mid-Career: Reflections on Fostering a Culture of Mentorship for Experienced Librarians. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 45(2), 171–173.
- Murphy, S. A. (2008). Developmental Relationships in the Dynamic Library Environment: Re-conceptualizing Mentoring for the Future. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 34(5), 434–437.
- Eldredge, J. D. (2014). The Long Reach of a Mentor’s Influence. Hypothesis: Journal of the Research Section of MLA, 26(1), 14–19.
- Mavrinac, M. A., & Stymest, K. (2012). Pay it forward: Mentoring new information professionals. Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries
- Share résumés and:
- Provide suggestions to develop career goals
- Evaluate the overall appearance and content
- Think about a project or skill the mentee wants to develop and come up with a rough plan/schedule for pursuing and accomplishing that goal
- Can be job related, i.e., revising workflows
- Examples also include soft skills, networking, professional service and engagement
- Read up on a recent trend (new research, suggested resources, etc.) in your field and discuss its significance
- Examples include, linked data, critical cataloging
- Watch or participate in an online workshop/webinar together and discuss it
- Organize a mentor/mentee meet up at a conference (such as Midwinter or Annual) that you both plan to attend