MY MENTORING DIARY A Resource for the Library and Information Professions
A Practical Guide With Reflective Learning Journal To Help You Get the Most Out of Formal Mentoring
My Mentoring Diary is designed as an introductory manual for all those engaged in a formal mentoring program. It provides general information about mentoring; practical tips and strategies for setting up a mentoring program; useful tips about how to get the most out of the mentoring experience; a guide for what to look for in a mentor; guidance on how to set individual objectives and a plan of action; and a Learning Journal section with lined and unlined pages for participants to record their reflections and thoughts about their experiences.
This guide is especially helpful for mentors/mentorees who are not sure if they have the skills or are prepared to take on the responsibility of participating in a program. For those intending to set up a mentoring program, it provides the critical success factors to consider.
The book is based on the extensive experience and insights of two librarians who specialize in mentoring programs. In 1995, Ann Ritchie and Paul Genoni established the Group Mentoring Program for graduate librarians as an initiative of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Library and Information Association. In addition to practical experience in individual and group mentoring, the authors have researched and evaluated mentoring programs, published and presented internationally on the topic, and have developed a workshop (How to Set Up a Facilitated Group Mentoring Program). They have received awards for mentoring services to the library profession and to university graduates.
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Paul Genoni is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Media, Society and Culture at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. He has published widely in a number of professional areas including collection management, reference, scholarly communication, mentoring and graduate destinations.
Ann Ritchie is the Director of Library Services with the Department of Health and Community Services in Darwin, Australia, and previously worked as a reference librarian at Charles Darwin University. She has also served as database consultant for EBSCO Information Services.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Using This Diary
My Mentoring Contacts
Section 1: Introduction to Mentoring
What Is Mentoring?
Why Is Mentoring Important?
The Seven Stages of Mentoring
NICE Analysis for Mentorees
Setting Personal Objectives
Making an Action Plan
Making a Contract
Section 2: Learning Journal
What Is Reflective Practice?
What Is a Learning Journal?
Section 3: More about Mentoring
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Mentoring and Change