Evaluation of transitional mentoring for new library and information professionals: What are the professional and personal outcomes for the participants?
Hallam, Gillian C. & Newton-Smith, Carol (2006) Evaluation of transitional mentoring for new library and information professionals: What are the professional and personal outcomes for the participants? Library Management, 27(3), pp. 154-167.
The Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA) offers transitional mentoring programs for new library and information professionals to ease the transition from student to professional librarian. In a comparative study, a survey was used to evaluate the participants in two examples of transitional mentoring. In one program, mentees joined on graduation. Participants met as a group which determined the topics developed. In the second program, the mentees joined midway through their university studies, were paired with a mentor and prepared their program independently. It was found that participants had a high level of satisfaction with the programs and both reported positive career, learning and personal development outcomes.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Library and information professionals, mentoring, career mentoring, transitional mentoring|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Emerald|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||06 Mar 2007 00:00|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:24|
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