26  ·  Survey Results:  Survey Questions and Responses
Meetings arranged with selected other relevant staff to include social as well as work-related conversations, tours,
introductions to other staff, etc.
New employee luncheon.
New employee meeting held every 18–24 months. Supervisors receive orientation to library management policies,
procedures, and practices.
University-wide orientation program.
Please briefly describe the “Other activity” targeted to librarians.
Group meetings of new librarians and professionals who have been at library for three years or less.
Informal get-togethers of untenured faculty; quarterly one-on-one meetings with the deputy dean throughout tenure
process.
LAUC-LA is developing a mentoring program for librarians. The purpose of the program is likely to be two-fold: a more
formal program that pairs mentors and mentees, based on goals, and a more informal “buddy” system to foster social
connections among librarians.
Meetings with faculty committees, deans.
New librarians are paired informally with a “Socializer” peer librarian from another department.
New librarians are required to participate in the “new librarians roundtable”—orientation meetings held one time per
month for two years.
Our Librarians’ Association schedules a special orientation meeting with each newly hired librarian within the first
month or two of employment.
Peer mentoring.
Reference creates a training schedule for each new hire. This will include meeting with staff from other parts of the
library.
Please briefly describe the “Other activity” targeted to other professionals.
Group meetings of new librarians and professionals who have been at library for three years or less.
Please briefly describe the “Other activity” targeted to support staff.
Reference creates a training schedule for each new hire. This will include meeting with staff from other parts of the
library.
Additional Comments
Each new hire attends an orientation session conducted by the university’s Human Resources Management.
Mentoring program for faculty librarians is quite new and is currently voluntary.
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