The Impact of Mentoring Experiences on Academic Librarians

Show simple item record Williams, Ginger Harkey
dc.coverage.spatial United States en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 2014-2019 en_US 2020-01-23T19:25:16Z 2020-01-23T19:25:16Z 2019-07
dc.identifier.other 551DCD70-ABD5-6A9B-49B5-26999EC82671 en_US
dc.description.abstract Currently, mentoring is a topic of vigorous discussion in higher education. This is particularly true among academic librarians. Leaders within the profession, such as Maggie Farrell (2019), actively publish in this area. Conference proceedings of the Association of College and Research Libraries also reflect pervasive interest in researching and discussing this subject. Because the concept of mentoring is ill-defined (Dawson, 2014), few answers have come out of these discussions–rather, more questions are raised. Dawson (2014) finds that “definitional differences of mentoring have been the subject of three decades of mentoring research” (p. 137). Far from resolving the issue, research in this area actually added to the problem by increasing the number of definitions significantly (Dawson, 2014). This study contributes to the conversation around mentoring in academic libraries by describing current practices regarding formal and informal mentoring. Additionally, the potential relationship between mentoring experiences and both career satisfaction and advancement into academic library leadership is considered....[excerpt from introduction]. en_US
dc.format.extent 69 en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights This dissertation is protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States (Public Law 94-553, revised in 1976). Consistent with fair use as defined in the Copyright Laws, brief quotations from this material are allowed with proper acknowledgement. Use of the materials for financial gain with the author's expressed written permissions is not allowed. en_US
dc.subject Academic theses en_US
dc.subject Academic libraries en_US
dc.subject Libraries en_US
dc.subject Mentoring en_US
dc.subject Mentoring in education en_US
dc.title The Impact of Mentoring Experiences on Academic Librarians en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Curriculum, Leadership, and Technology of the James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education & Human Services en_US
dc.description.advisor Archibald, James G.
dc.description.committee Bernstein, Alan M.
dc.description.committee Workman, Jamie M.Ed. en_US
dc.description.major Higher Education Leadership en_US

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