Being a mentor

LANG, Ulrike (2015) Being a mentor. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa in Session S02 - Satellite Meeting: Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section. In: Taking Charge of your LIS Career: Personal Strategies, Institutional Programs, Strong Libraries, 12–14 August 2015, City of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Abstract

Being a mentor

In 2009 one of the German library associations, the “Professional Library and Information Body” (Berufsverband Information Bibliothek (BIB)) started a mentoring programme for its members to promote their personal development. The author applied to become a mentor and the BIB looked for a matching mentee. The paper describes the start of the programme as well as the process, and concludes with results and the errors which should be avoided. It presents useful materials and describes the chosen communication methods of the teams of mentors and mentees.

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