The LAUC-B Mentor Program serves the dual purpose of welcoming newly hired librarians and helping them succeed in the Berkeley environment. The Mentor Program will pair LAUC-B members with newly hired librarians, generally outside the members’ own departments. Mentors will advise new librarians especially on (but not limited to) preparing review documents and getting involved in LAUC-B. The program is not intended to replace other mentoring activities that focus on professional roles and responsibilities.
The mentor is an experienced librarian with a minimum of five years’ professional experience at UCB and/or other institutions. The mentor should have gone through the review process with career status at UCB. Mentors and new librarians are generally paired for a period of two years, but the partnership could continue for three years if the new librarian is hired at a level with a review cycle of more than two years.
New librarians interested in being mentored should contact Elliott Smith, Mentor Program Coordinator.
Information for mentors is available at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/LAUC/mentors.html