What is a Mentor?
A mentor is an experienced librarian who willingly provides professional and useful advice to librarians who are new to the organization. In carrying his/her responsibilities a mentor may funcion as a teacher, coach, coulselor and/or role model who may give professional advice, encouragment and nuturing support.
Who is the Mentee?
The person being mentored is a newly hired librarian (new to the library profession or to the Woodruff Library) who is need of professional advice and guidance from an experienced library professional in order to achieve success in his/her new position or profession.
“In what is known as the 70/20/10 learning concept, Robert Eichinger and Michael Lombardo, in collaboration with Morgan McCall of the Center for Creative Leadership, explain that 70 percent of learning and development takes place from real-life and on-the-job experiences, tasks, and problem solving; 20 percent of the time development comes from other people through informal or formal feedback, mentoring, or coaching; and 10 percent of learning and development comes from formal training.”