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Mentoring fosters personal growth - and membership growth

Hallam, Gillian C. & Gissing, Chris (2003) Mentoring fosters personal growth - and membership growth. In World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council, 1-9 August 2003, Berlin, Germany. (Unpublished)

Abstract

An innovative partnership was established in 2002 between the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to provide a mentoring program for students in the Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Studies (GDLIS) course. The program was offered to students enrolled in the capstone Professional Practice unit of the course, which aims to prepare graduates for entry into their new careers. In addition to the benefits gained by students through the close professional and social interaction with experienced practitioners, the program also increased the students’ awareness of the value of the professional association and led directly to an increase in new members. Many new professionals have accepted committee roles, bringing youthful energy and enthusiasm to the association. The program is the focus for a research project into learning and professional development outcomes from mentoring and has won a university award for innovation in teaching.

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ID Code: 1209
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Mentoring, Transitional mentoring, Librarians, Information professionals, Professional associations, Professional development, Library schools
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Librarianship (080706)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 04 May 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:24

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