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Beyond Mentoring - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081012949, 9780081012956

Beyond Mentoring

1st Edition

A Guide for Librarians and Information Professionals

Editor: Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
Paperback ISBN: 9780081012949
eBook ISBN: 9780081012956
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 17th November 2016
Page Count: 146
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Beyond Mentoring: A Guide for Librarians and Information Professionals looks at mentorship, mentorship programs, what works, what doesn’t, and different techniques, such as group and peer mentoring. The book considers many aspects of mentoring, various programs, and their successes and failures, going beyond the usual types of mentoring by looking at newer models.

An example of the cohort model from the American Library Association Emerging Leader model is included as a case study. In addition, another case study on the Sunshine State leadership Institute provides a toolkit for building your own program.

The final section of the book offers perspectives and tools that people can use in designing their own programs.

Key Features

  • Provides case studies and perspectives from librarians who have been involved in mentoring programs
  • Describes program types that go beyond traditional mentoring, including peer-to-peer and cohort or group mentoring
  • Gives practical advice to help readers apply best practices to their own situations
  • Offers a hands-on perspective of the program design process


Academic librarians and information professionals in higher education institutions

Table of Contents


Two perspectives on the conference buddy program by Meredith Prather-Lowe

The LLAMA in the room, mentoring in the professional association

Mentoring for tenure and promotion by Lindsey Wharton

Formal Mentoring programs, the one on one model by Alys Jordan

Director and Mentee, perspectives from the new library director program by Danielle Theiss Dion

Beyond Mentoring:

A literature review of Informal mentoring programs

The Answerland Mentoring project, mentoring at a distance by Janeanne Rockwell-Kincanon

Mentoring the graduate student

Group Mentoring through Emerging Leaders by Caitlin Moen

Peer to Peer mentoring projects and the Expert database

Professional mentee, always learning from all sides of the mentor spectrum

The International Mentee, Crossing Cultures by Tamara Capper

Tool kit to building your own program by Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

The DIY program in any situation

Getting perspectives from the population

To Hover or to fly; Time to launch a program

Measuring success


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About the Editor

Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen is the Portland Operations librarian at the Oregon Institute of Technology. She graduated with her MLIS from Louisiana State University in 2003, though she has been in libraries in various forms since her first job as a student assistant in the library at Linfield College in 1996. Dawn has written other various works including co-authoring A Leadership Primer for New Librarians: Tools for Helping Today's Early Career Librarians Become Tomorrow's Library Leaders (2009).

Affiliations and Expertise

Wilsonville Campus Librarian, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland, OR, USA

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