The LAUC-B Executive Committee invites volunteers to join the LAUC-B Mentoring Program as mentors. The purpose of this program is to pair a new librarian with an “experienced” librarian (that is, someone who has been here for at least 5 years). It is an informal and unstructured program in which a mentor librarian:
- Helps with orienting their mentee to the campus/library environment
- Offers recommendations, suggestions or opinions
- Coaches or advises on the peer review process
- Provides ongoing support for academic and professional development
The only qualification, other than an interest in developing a relationship with a new-to-the-system librarian, is that you have at least five years librarian experience at UCB.
It should be a rewarding and worthwhile experience for all parties; it is a great way to strengthen our ranks while at the same time contributing to LAUC-B and your own professional development.
*Added bonus: LAUC-B will treat you and your mentee to your first lunch together at the Women’s Faculty Club.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or learning more about the program, please contact Hilary Schiraldi, Mentor Program Coordinator.