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1 Jeannie An, McMaster University Allison Bell, University of Toronto Mentoring MattersJeannie An, McMaster UniversityAllison Bell, University of Toronto
2 Outline Background Building a Mentoring Programme Types of Mentoring The Mentoring ExperienceRoles and SustainabilityReflectionsAllison to read slides
3 Your Experiences?Have you been involved in mentoring, as a mentor or protégé?Name one quality your partner had that made him/her a good mentor/mentee.
4 BackgroundWhy develop a mentoring program?at McMaster?In general?
5 4-Way Benefits of Mentoring To the ProtégéTo the MentorTo the LibraryTo the Profession
6 4-Way Benefits of Mentoring To the Protégé -Learn about the job, institution, & librarianship in general -Get help with setting and meeting goals -Broader perspective of the world of librarianship-Assistance with research and publication-Greater or more successful engagement in profession -Networking opportunitiesTo the Mentor-‘Growth in Place: learning & career revitalization opportunity -Prestige and Personal gratification in seeing your protégé’s enhanced performance-Reverse mentorship, more experienced librarian will learn from their protégé-Networking and collaboration opportunityTo the Library/Institution-Novice librarians can learn required skills for the job/institutional information more quickly -Staff develops talent which contributes to the reputation of the organization -Managerial development and succession planning within the organization -Increases collegiality, collaboration and Engagement -creates or enhances a sense of communityTo the Profession-Knowledge of industry events/committees, etc. -Encourages participation from new librarians in professional organizations and publications -Enhances knowledge of the breadth of the library field across many types of libraries-May enhance caliber of research & publication within the field-creates or enhances a sense of community
7 Building a Mentoring Program Building blocks:Cornell Library Mentoring Program: mMcMaster Centre for Leadership and LearningProfessional Managers Mentoring Program (U of T)
8 Building a Mentoring Program continued… Structure of ProgramPlanningVolunteers & MatchingFormal AgreementsLaunch of Program
9 Mentoring @ McMaster Timeline Summer 2006 – initial planningInitial pilot – Dec – Dec. 2007Formal programme launched fall 2007Review and recommendations submitted Jan 2009
10 Types of Mentoring Traditional Mentoring Targeted Mentoring Group MentoringReverse MentoringPeer Mentoring
11 What Excellent Mentors Do Matters of SkillBe thereKnow your protégéEncourage and supportNurture creativityProvide correction –even when painfulTeach faceting
13 When things go wrong Above all, do not harm Slow down the process Seek consultationDocument carefully
14 Reflections on the Mentoring Experience Sustainability of Formal ProgramPersonal experiences
15 Useful Resources“The Elements of Mentoring.” By W. Brad Johnson & Charles R. Riley, 2004“The Handbook of Mentoring at Work: Theory, Research & Practice.” Edited by Belle Rose Ragins & Kathy Kram, 2008CLA website: Career Development – Mentoring plate=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=2487“The Successful Academic Librarian.” Edited by Gwen Meyer Gregory, 2005
16 In Review: Outline Background Building a Mentoring Programme Types of MentoringThe Mentoring ExperienceRoles and SustainabilityReflections