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1 Jeannie An, McMaster University Allison Bell, University of Toronto
Mentoring Matters Jeannie An, McMaster University Allison Bell, University of Toronto

2 Outline Background Building a Mentoring Programme Types of Mentoring
The Mentoring Experience Roles and Sustainability Reflections Allison 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 Background Why develop a mentoring program? at McMaster? In general?

5 4-Way Benefits of Mentoring
To the Protégé To the Mentor To the Library To 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 opportunities To 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 opportunity To 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 community To 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: https://confluence.cornell.edu/display/prodev/Mentorship+Progra m McMaster Centre for Leadership and Learning Professional Managers Mentoring Program (U of T)

8 Building a Mentoring Program continued…
Structure of Program Planning Volunteers & Matching Formal Agreements Launch of Program

9 Mentoring @ McMaster Timeline
Summer 2006 – initial planning Initial pilot – Dec – Dec. 2007 Formal programme launched fall 2007 Review and recommendations submitted Jan 2009

10 Types of Mentoring Traditional Mentoring Targeted Mentoring
Group Mentoring Reverse Mentoring Peer Mentoring

11 What Excellent Mentors Do
Matters of Skill Be there Know your protégé Encourage and support Nurture creativity Provide correction –even when painful Teach faceting

12 Participant Roles

13 When things go wrong Above all, do not harm Slow down the process
Seek consultation Document carefully

14 Reflections on the Mentoring Experience
Sustainability of Formal Program Personal 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, 2008 CLA 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 Mentoring The Mentoring Experience Roles and Sustainability Reflections

17 Questions and Discussion
Thank You!


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