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University of Delaware
Mentoring Program Guidelines and Procedures
University of Delaware Library - UDLAPS Mentoring Guidelines
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mentee. Activities may include any or all of the following:
assist individual mentees in identifying professional development activities such as
conferences, committees, publishing opportunities;
introduce mentees to appropriate colleagues, committee chairs, etc., outside of the
Library. Inform mentee of appropriate volunteer opportunities;
provide assistance in preparation and critique of mentee's dossier, and answer
questions about promotion process;
assist mentee in locating resources for service or research activities related to
encourage mentees to attend appropriate UDLAPS programs, including the Dossier
Preparation Workshop and other professional development programs; and
solicit feedback from the mentee and report progress to the Mentoring Coordinator.
Mentors will not be held responsible for the outcome of any personnel actions involving
advancement, promotion, or continuing appointment of their mentees.
Establish contact with the chosen mentor; formulate a program and schedule tailored to
the mentee's needs. Modify the program if and when needs change.
Be prepared to ask specific questions about professional activity, career, and promotion
Use mentor to help focus career activities in appropriate ways. Pursue committee
opportunities and networking activities suggested by the mentor and participate in any
other activities that would be appropriate.
Provide feedback to the mentor and submit completed evaluation form to the Mentoring
Activities chosen by participants may include the following:
dossier preparation assistance;
introduction to Library and professional committees;
introduction to leaders in regional and local organizations;
assistance with figuring out "the system" in the Library: who knows what, who has
assistance with research, writing, and publishing; and
assistance in selection of courses, degree-work, etc.
dossier preparation workshop; and
publishing and writing workshops.
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Characterized as the least structured mentoring relationship with a duration determined by
mentor and mentee.
Help professionals enrich their careers and find opportunities to focus within their
chosen specialty, or to break out into new areas.
Help mid- and upper-level professionals to change direction; diversify their skills and
duties; or develop management, specialty, or administrative skills.
Provide a means for upper-level management to pass on the benefits of their
experience to newly-emerging managers.
Criteria for Mentors
Mentors can be drawn from any level.
Mentors should be skilled in their job responsibilities, and/or active professionally,
and/or be considered an expert in their field.
Mentors can be either in the same reporting line or in a different division, but should not
be the direct supervisor of the mentee.
Formulate goals with the mentee; help the mentee develop his/her career in desired
Mentors may plan formal activities, depending on the goals of the mentee.
Establish contact with the chosen mentor and formulate goals.