Most academic libraries could not operate without a host of part-time student workers. But employing students is different from filling a professional position with an experienced worker; often their library employment will be their first job experience. Since many student positions make them the public face of the library, effective mentoring of such student employees is vital. In this book Reale explores the challenges and opportunities involved in recruitment. Her guide Shows how a library job can be more than just employment, teaching students important responsibilities and life-skills Covers the entire scope of a student’s tenure at an academic library, from bringing new hires on board and training them to disciplining student employees and the unpleasant but sometimes necessary task of firing Offers mentoring advice for helping students navigate the cultural contrasts, irregular hours, and other day-to-day issues faced by young people away from home for the first time With Reale’s guidance, supervising academic librarians can effectively mentor students while maintaining an enjoyable, productive workplace that functions efficiently in support of the institution.
Language Arts & Disciplines by Rebecca Tolley-Stokes
Both new librarians and those changing directions in the field can benefit greatly from a relationship with a positive and supportive mentor. In this book, public, school, academic, and special librarians, as well as LIS faculty and consultants, offer expertise and wisdom for those wishing to become a mentor or a protégé or to implement a mentoring program. Topics include reasons for choosing mentoring relationships, practical tips on setting up a program, internships, practicums, job shadowing, virtual reference, opportunities for those new to the profession and those in mid-career, and mentoring across disciplines. By sharing their personal successes as well as their failures in mentoring, the 35 contributors offer sound advice backed by years of experience, advice that will aid all librarians who seek guidance or want to guide the future of the library profession.
In theory if not in practice, traditional school library career planning went something like this: get a degree, find a job, work towards tenure, then remain in the same district until retirement. If that was ever actually the case, it certainly isn't any longer. School librarians know that making smart choices and planning strategically are the best ways to create a career that is both within their control and professionally fulfilling. This practical, hands-on book covers the multifaceted aspects of how school librarians can successfully carve out a unique niche within the educational community, showing readers how to Present themselves to stakeholders, from the first interview through day-to-day job duties Learn the workings of the school and district while demonstrating expertise Develop the management skills needed to assume various leadership positions, both official and unofficial Stay current with developments in pedagogy and technology, and incorporate them into the fabric of the school Prepare for possible changes due to staff cuts or a personal decision For both long-time school librarians, as well as those who have recently entered the profession with a background in education, Weisburg’s guide will be an invaluable resource for navigating their career path.
"A handy anthology of practical advice for institutions looking to build mutually rewarding relationships with volunteers of all stripes, from students to retirees."--Kate Swisher, Registrar, DuSable Museum of African American History "This is a valuable resource for any size or type of library with a large volunteer base...or for any library seeking to build their volunteer program. The tips on training volunteers to help with technology training are particularly timely."--Jenny Brewer, City Librarian, Helen Hall Library, League City, Texas "If you are searching for a wealth of practical ideas and solutions to working with library volunteers, look no further than this outstanding resource!"--Gloria G. Adams, President, Board of Trustees, Peninsula Library & Historical Society "This volume provides a wealth of information on using volunteers in your library; from selecting and training, to recognizing and appreciating their efforts; this resource has the answers you need for your volunteer program to thrive."--Karen Evans, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana." Volunteers are crucial to the daily operation of any library. Finding and retaining the right people, motivating them and matching their skills with projects is challenging. This collection of 30 new essays brings together the experiences of numerous individuals across the U.S., providing ideas, projects and best practices for volunteer recruiting and management. The contributors--among them library board members, heads of special collections, directors of state library associations, outreach coordinators, archivists and researchers--discuss a broad range of topics in five sections: recruitment and retention; policies and process; mentoring and empowering; placement, programs and responsibilities; and outreach.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
MY MENTORING DIARY A Resource for the Library and Information Professions A Practical Guide With Reflective Learning Journal To Help You Get the Most Out of Formal Mentoring My Mentoring Diary is designed as an introductory manual for all those engaged in a formal mentoring program. It provides general information about mentoring; practical tips and strategies for setting up a mentoring program; useful tips about how to get the most out of the mentoring experience; a guide for what to look for in a mentor; guidance on how to set individual objectives and a plan of action; and a Learning Journal section with lined and unlined pages for participants to record their reflections and thoughts about their experiences. This guide is especially helpful for mentors/mentorees who are not sure if they have the skills or are prepared to take on the responsibility of participating in a program. For those intending to set up a mentoring program, it provides the critical success factors to consider. The book is based on the extensive experience and insights of two librarians who specialize in mentoring programs. In 1995, Ann Ritchie and Paul Genoni established the Group Mentoring Program for graduate librarians as an initiative of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Library and Information Association. In addition to practical experience in individual and group mentoring, the authors have researched and evaluated mentoring programs, published and presented internationally on the topic, and have developed a workshop (How to Set Up a Facilitated Group Mentoring Program). They have received awards for mentoring services to the library profession and to university graduates. For other books about librarianship, please see the back of this book for a complete listing, or visit www.totalrecallpress.com for more information. Paul Genoni is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Media, Society and Culture at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. He has published widely in a number of professional areas including collection management, reference, scholarly communication, mentoring and graduate destinations. Ann Ritchie is the Director of Library Services with the Department of Health and Community Services in Darwin, Australia, and previously worked as a reference librarian at Charles Darwin University. She has also served as database consultant for EBSCO Information Services. TABLE OF CONTENTS Using This Diary My Mentoring Contacts Section 1: Introduction to Mentoring What Is Mentoring? Why Is Mentoring Important? The Seven Stages of Mentoring NICE Analysis for Mentorees Setting Personal Objectives Making an Action Plan Making a Contract Section 2: Learning Journal Introduction What Is Reflective Practice? What Is a Learning Journal? Learning Journal Section 3: More about Mentoring Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Mentoring and Change Further Reading Organizations Notes
Language Arts & Disciplines by Alice Harrison Bahr
Following Bahr's introduction, six essays by American academics and librarians--all preceded by abstracts--address the art of teaching interactively, incorporating librarians into college teaching, empowering learners, out-of-class learning in the library, and learning libraries. Overarching themes are calls for more intervention of librarians: into faculty territory in order to facilitate awareness of resources, and into student matters in order to provoke additional critical thinking about resources. Bahr is director of the library at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR