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SUL Mentoring Program: Become a Mentor
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SUL Mentoring Program
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To volunteer to become a
mentor, click here to enter
your information in the form.
What is a mentor?
A mentor is a trusted and experienced advisor. The relationship
between the mentor and mentee is unique. The mentor may assume
one or several roles, while contributing to a sustaining relationship of
shared interests and goals. A mentor makes a commitment to an
assigned mentee to help her or him grow within organization as well
as the profession.
A person can never have too many mentors. As a professional
librarian, you might have several formal and informal mentors at the
Who can be a mentor?
Any librarian can serve as a mentor – remember we all have valuable
experiences to share that are not always related to rank.
Benefits of participating in the program for a mentor:
Contribution to the professional development of new colleagues
Gain increased respect and recognition from others in the University
as a professional with ability to encourage and promote other
Extend one's own organizational and professional network
Experience professional and personal growth and renewal
Use or develop additional skills not required in current position
Stay sharp and creative
Qualities of a good mentor:
Willing to share knowledge
Committed to the mentoring process
Considered a role model in his/her position or area
Encourages and motivates others
Creates a continuous learning environment
Possesses good interpersonal communication skills
Commits time to be a mentor
Contact the Team
Jenna Mayotte, 3-9524
Marty Hanson, 3-1947
Fantasia Thorne, 3-9515
Nancy Turner, 3-2237
Peter Verheyen 3-9756
About the Mentoring Team:
The Mentoring Team consists of a
small subgroup of volunteer
mentors that manages the program
under the broad oversight of the
Associate Deans. The Mentoring
Team connects Mentees and
Mentors, sets meeting schedules
and coordinates events (e.g.,
workshops, etc.), communicates
with all librarians about Mentoring
Program activities, and serves as a
liaison between the mentoring team
and the Associate Deans.
As with many new things, terms of
appointment remain to be
determined and we welcome your
input into what will become a
democratic peer-managed process.