Reynolds, Latisha
August 2008
Kentucky Libraries;Summer2008, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p23
Academic Journal
The author discusses the meaning of mentor and mentee and their significant contribution to one's success in the library profession. It defines mentor as a trusted counselor and guide who offers personal satisfaction, friendship, and motivation. She claims that mentoring, either formal or informal, is highly recommended for new librarians. She reminds mentors to be trustworthy, a good communicator, and understanding to help mentees succeed and feel comfortable when talking and sharing information.


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