Busting 5 Myths About Mentoring in Academic Libraries

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COMO/Southeastern Library Association Conference


One common way that librarians bridge the gap between what they learned in library school and what they are expected to do in tenure-track professional positions is to participate in mentoring programs for new academic librarians. However, the success of these programs is sometimes deterred by several common myths about mentoring programs. Using analysis of the results of a nation-wide survey and six interviews of mentoring program participants, this poster will address five myths about mentoring in academic libraries and specific ways libraries can use the truths behind the myths to create stronger library mentoring programs.

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Busting 5 Myths about Mentoring in Academic Libraries. Southeastern Library Association Conference. Augusta, GA. 2014. Conference poster.

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