The Library as Research Lab Mentoring Guide

As academic libraries increasingly serve as hubs for digital learning and scholarship, librarians are expected to become expert information professionals who are capable of demonstrating the impact and value of the library as community anchor contributing to the overall learning, teaching, research, and service missions of their university. One way these skills can be developed is through mentoring relationships.

The experiences of this grant (Institute of Museum and Library Services RE-95-17-0104-17offered lessons learned for mentoring relationships. The following guide offers highlights and activities that consider and inform mentorship practices. This mentoring guide is organized into two primary categories: building mentoring relationships and the meaningful work on which those relationships develop overtime. If you would like more resources related to this guide, look at our For Further Reading section.