Two different approaches to mentoring new library and information professionals: Chardonnay or Shiraz?

Hallam, Gillian C., Newton-Smith, Carol, & Gissing, Chris (2003) Two different approaches to mentoring new library and information professionals: Chardonnay or Shiraz? In Celebrate the Future: 10th Asia Pacific Special, Health and Law Librarians' Conference, 24-27 August, Adelaide.


ALIA has two different mentoring programs operating for new library and information professionals, one in Western Australia and one in Queensland. Both programs aim to ease the transition from student to professional librarian. In Western Australia, a group mentoring program is available for students from December in the year in which students finish their course until the following October. This group mentoring program has a second aim of developing a peer network that can keep operating once the formal program finishes. In Queensland, the mentoring program is offered within the Professional Practice unit of the course enabling students to be partnered with individual mentors. The program runs from the middle of the student year and continues for twelve months. This paper discusses the range of methods for mentoring young information professionals and discusses a research project which reviews these two programs in terms of professional development opportunities and personal learning outcomes for both mentors and mentees.

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ID Code: 5241
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: mentoring, professional development, librarianship, library and information studies, library education
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 (The authors)
Deposited On: 17 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:34

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