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Pay it Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals (ACRL Active Guide #4)
Mary Ann Mavrinac and Kim Stymest for ACRL
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8625-7
Publisher: ACRL
Price: $20.00
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60 pages
6” x 9”
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8625-7
Year Published: 2013
AP Categories: P
Pay it Forward is a unique guide in which two partners in a mentoring relationship describe the benefits to each partner and to the profession in forming a mentoring partnership. Rather than describe the relationship from only one point of view, this book discusses aspects of the mentoring relationship from the points of view of both individuals. The fourth in the ACRL Active Guides series, it also provides helpful tips, a leadership focus tool, and insight that will encourage new information professionals to seek out mentoring partners and to compel more seasoned information professionals to heed their professional calling and engage with new information professionals in a mentoring relationship!

ACRL Active Guides address professional and workplace issues. Others in the Active Guide series include: Life-Work Balance, Influencing without Authority, and Conversations that Work: Conducting Performance Assessments

This book is suitable for all libraries and for personal use by librarians.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Mentoring: A Brief History in Time
3. We’re a Learning Profession! Develop Your Passion for Leadership
4. Learning About Self
5. Bridging the Mentoring Gap
6. The Mentoring Partnership: It’s Capacity Building!
7. Myths and Fears About Mentoring
8. What Do We Do Now? Planning for the Mentoring Partnership
9. Mentoring New Information Professionals for Management and Leadership
10. Mentoring and Coaching: What’s the Difference?
11. What’s In It for Me?
12. Conclusion
13. Appendix 1—Leadership Focuser

About the Authors

Kim Stymest is Business Librarian, Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, York University, Toronto, Canada

Mary Ann Mavrinac is Vice Provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of the River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.

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