Pay It Forward: Mentoring library students for career development

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Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) conference. The authors discuss mentoring library students for career development.

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Leuzinger, Julie & Rowe, Jennifer August 16, 2013.

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Presentation for the 2013 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) conference. The authors discuss mentoring library students for career development.

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Abstract: Having a mentor can impact a student's success beyond library school. Earning a Master of Library Science is necessary to obtain a job as a professional librarian and valuable for library support staff and students to acquire deeper understanding about the profession. However, adding a mentoring relationship with a veteran librarian is beneficial for career advancement and provides potential professional networking opportunities. Because formal education takes dedication, discipline, and drive, especially from students who are juggling other commitments such as families and struggling to manage time with other responsibilities such as one or more jobs, it can be challenging for students to look beyond their course work to focus on career development before graduation. A mentoring relationship between library students and professional librarians can give future librarians an advantage over non-mentored library students in reaching their professional goals, giving them an early start on the road to career development. This presentation will: 1) Provide an overview of the Graduate Library Assistant Program in the Public Services Division at the University of North Texas Libraries and how mentoring plays a role in training these students, 2) Offer insights on the importance of mentoring and how it has made an impact on career development from the perspective of a Mid-career librarian and recent MLS graduate, 3) Facilitate discussion on how these mentoring relationships can effect succession planning in libraries.

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  • Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference, 2013, Denton, Texas, United States

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  • August 16, 2013

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  • Aug. 23, 2013, 9:48 a.m.

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Leuzinger, Julie & Rowe, Jennifer. Pay It Forward: Mentoring library students for career development, presentation, August 16, 2013; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177423/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .