Instructors: Anna Simon, Research and Instruction Librarian, Georgetown University Library and chair of the Mentoring Subcommittee Heather Slania, Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts
The ARLIS/NA Subcommittee on Mentoring seeks to facilitate mentoring among members by pairing emerging and established professionals together to provide them with the tools and support to carry out a successful mentoring relationship. To this end, the 9th annual workshop is the catalyst for the ARLIS/NA year-long Career Mentoring Program. The workshop purpose is to provide the training tools necessary to create and maintain a successful mentoring relationship throughout the upcoming year.
The four-hour workshop is loosely modeled on the 2005 ARLIS/NA Mentoring Program workshop led by Margaret Law, associate director of the University of Alberta Learning Services. Two presenters lead the workshop, which is divided into sections for mentees, mentors, and the combined group. The presentation includes an introduction to mentoring; characteristics of mentors, mentees, and the mentoring relationship; realistic goal-setting; appropriate behavior and expectations; methods of communication; and benefits and potential pitfalls of mentoring. The presentation style is through PowerPoint, discussion, group-work, and independent writing exercises.
In order to facilitate optimal matching of mentor/mentee pairs, a short application form must be submitted prior to the annual conference.
NOTE: Attendance at this workshop is a requirement for participation in the year-long ARLIS/NA Career Mentoring Program.