[Libs-Or] Looking for panelists for OLA 2017 presentation on mentoring

Kimbre Chapman kimbrec at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 31 11:19:23 PDT 2016

I have mentored my work team, helping build them into the greatness that they are.  My approach is non traditional, and I don't know if it is what you had in mind.  
Best wishes,Kimbre Chapman
Children's Services SupervisorMcMinnville Public Library503-435-5569 

    On Monday, October 31, 2016 9:16 AM, Meredith Farkas <meredith.farkas at pcc.edu> wrote:

 Hi! I proposed a panel presentation for OLA 2017 on "Mentoring to Build the Next Generation of Leaders" and it was accepted! I'm now seeking panelists to participate. Have you been a formal or informal mentor? Have you been mentored in a formal program or informally? Do you feel like you have advice to offer either to mentors or people seeking a mentor? If so, please email me (meredith.farkas at pcc.edu) about possibly joining our panel.

I'd love to get a diverse group together of mentors and people who have been mentored from different areas of librarianship and ideally not only people who have participated in the OLA Mentoring Program. 

Here is the abstract I submitted:
Mentoring to Build the Next Generation of Leaders For early-career librarians who want to be leaders, finding the right path toward leadership development can be challenging. Instead of pricey leadership institutes, one affordable and sustainable method of developing new leaders is through mentoring. Mentoring can happen formally or informally; through established workplace or association programs, or simply by meeting someone who wants to take you under their wing. Mentoring not only supports the professional development of early-career librarians, but also enables experienced leaders to share their knowledge and insights with the next generation of library leaders, ensuring important knowledge transfer in our profession. This panel of successful mentors and mentees will look at the value of mentoring in leadership development, discuss their experiences in mentoring relationships, and will share practical tips for mentors and those seeking a mentor.
Thanks for considering!
Best wishes,Meredith
Meredith Farkas, Faculty Librarian
Portland Community College Library, Sylvania Campus
971-722-4966meredith.farkas at pcc.edu 

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