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Mentoring Leaders in Libraries and Archives

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Friday, February 8, 2013
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, US/Eastern

The ACRL Leadership Discussion group invites you to join us for our new webinar series. Our first webinar will be held Feb 8th at 3pm EST. Register at http://bit.ly/LDGMentoring.

The webinar itself will take place at The webinar will be held at https://umconnect.umn.edu/acrlleadership/

Mentoring relationships have long been opportunities to gain trusted insight into our careers, aspirations, and daily lives from those in more experienced positions. Successful mentoring may take a variety of forms, but all require the active participation of individuals to nurture and focus their aspirations towards tangible goals through mindful reciprocal relationship building. As leaders in our communities, we are often responsible for supporting the mentoring efforts of our colleagues while at the same time searching for mentoring resources ourselves. This webinar aims to provide information and ideas on a new way of thinking about mentoring for individuals in library and archival environments. Modern Mentoring can take place at any age, experience or career level, and across library job functions, by expanding our definition of mentoring relationships and encouraging the individual to seek the mentoring they want. We will provide information on new types of mentoring dynamics and ideas on building and mapping individual mentoring networks for those in library and archival settings.

The webinar will be led by Darla White, MA, MLIS, Archivist and Records Manager, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School

Inspired by her own desire to find mentors and to become a leader in her library community, Darla has been involved in a number of mentoring initiatives and believes that it is the responsibility of the individual to find the mentoring they want in their lives. Darla has coordinated mentoring programs for the Harvard Library Community, has served as Co-chair of the Mentoring Sub-committee of the Joint Committee on the Status of Women at Harvard Medical School, and is a participant in the Society of American Archivist’s match mentoring program, in addition to starting her own personal peer mentoring group, and fostering numerous one-on-one mentoring relationships.