SELA Mentoring Program

SELA Mentoring Program

Program Description

Mission Statement

What is a Mentor?

What is a Mentee?

Mentoring Committee

Time Line

Leadership Conference

Biennial Conference

Required Activities for Mentors and Mentees

Suggested Activities for Mentors


Resources: Books, Articles, Websites

Appendix: Forms and Brochures

Resources: Books, Articles, Websites

  1. Ambrose, Larry. Common Sense Mentoring. Chicago: Perrone-Ambrose, 2008.
  2. Donovan, Georgie L and Miguel A Figueroa. Staff Development Strategies That Work! New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2009..
  3. Lee, Marta K. Mentoring in the Library: Building for the Future. Chicago: American Library Association, 2011.
  4. Mavrinac, Mary Ann and Kim Stymest. Pay it Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals (ACRL Active Guide #4). Chicago: ACRL, 2013.
  5. Maxwell, John C. Mentoring 101: What every leader needs to know. Nashville, Tenn: T. Nelson. 2008 and 2010.
  6. Metz, Ruth F. Coaching in the Library: A Management Strategy for Achieving Excellence, Chicago : American Library Association, 2001 and 2011.
  7. Shea, Gordon F. Making the Most of Being Mentored: How to Grow from a Mentoring Relationship.
  8. Smallwood, Carole and Rebecca Tolley-Stokes. Mentoring in Librarianship: Essays on Working with Adults and Students to Further the Profession. Jefferson City, NC: McFarland & Co., Inc., 2012.
  9. Stoddard, David and Robert J. Tamasy. The Heart of Mentoring: Ten Proven Principles for Developing People to Their Fullest Potential. Colorado Springs, Colo: NavPress, 2003.
  10. Stueart, Robert D. and Maureen Sullivan. Developing library leaders: a how-to-do-it manual for coaching, team building, and mentoring library staff. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010.
  11. Tucker, Cory and Reeta Sinha, editors. New Librarian, New Job: Practical Advice for Managing the Transition. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2006.
  12. Zachary, Lois J. and Lory A. Fischler. The Mentee's Guide: making mentoring work for you. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009.
  1. Fyn, A. (2013). Peer Group Mentoring Relationships and the Role of Narrative. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 39(4), 330-334.
  2. Gallo, A. (2011, February 1). Demystifying Mentoring. Harvard Business Review, HBR Blog Network.
  3. Lacy, M. & Copeland. A. (2013, Spring). The Role of Mentorship Programs in LIS Education and in Professional Development. Journal of Education for Library & Information Science, 54(1), 135-146.
  4. Moore, A. A., Miller, M. J., Pitchford, V. J., & Ling, H. J. (2008). Mentoring in the Millennium: New Views, Climate, and Action. New Library World, 109(1/2), 75-86.
  5. Neyer, L., & Yelinek, K. (2011, May). Beyond Boomer Meets NextGen: Examining Mentoring Practices among Pennsylvania Academic Librarians. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 37(3), 215-221.
  6. Olivas, A., & Ma, R. (2009, Winter). Increasing Retention Rates in Minority Librarians through Mentoring. Electronic Journal of Academic & Special Librarianship, 10(3), 1-5.
  7. Robbeloth, A., Eng, A., & Weiss, S. (2013, March). Disconnect Between Literature and Libraries: The Availability of Mentoring Programs for Academic Librarians. Endnotes, 4(1), 1-19.
  8. Smith, J. How to Be A Great Mentor. Forbes,
  1. Attributes of Effective Mentoring Relationships: Partner's Perspective
  2. Coaching and Mentoring Network - Articles
  3. Developing the Mentor/Protégé Relationship
  4. Mentoring
  5. Mentoring Group
  6. Partnership for Success: Learn how having a mentor can help you develop personally and professionally