Mentoring in Academic Libraries

Authors

  • John J. Burke Miami University (Ohio) Regionals
  • Beth E. Tumbleson Miami University (Ohio) Regionals

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5860/llm.v33i4.7348

Keywords:

mentoring, academic librarians, mentors, mentees

Abstract

The authors, who have each engaged in mentoring in higher education, surveyed academic librarians in 2017 on their mentoring experiences. Those findings are placed alongside best practices drawn from the literature to discover what motivates academic librarians to participate in mentoring and how it impacts them professionally and personally. Based on this evidence, the authors encourage colleagues to seek professional development through mentoring opportunities. “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.” Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Author Biographies

John J. Burke, Miami University (Ohio) Regionals

Library Director and Principal Librarian

Beth E. Tumbleson, Miami University (Ohio) Regionals

Assistant Library Director and Associate Librarian

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Published

2019-09-26

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Section

Peer Reviewed