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Library Mentoring Program

A. Office of the Provost New Faculty Mentoring Program

Additional mentoring resources are available at the ISU ADVANCE web site
Other opportunities for new faculty can be found on the New Faculty Programs and Resources web site

B. University Library Mentoring Program

Call for Mentors sample message:

The Library's mentoring program for new librarians matches new, academic librarians and tenure-eligible faculty with experienced librarians or faculty members who provide advice, support and guidance as the new librarian acclimates to his or her position at Iowa State University. The program requires that mentors provide sustained mentoring over several years, with the most substantial commitment occurring throughout the first three years of the new librarian's appointment. Mentors are also asked to take particular care in helping new librarians prepare for both annual performance reviews and the academic librarian promotion process or faculty promotion and tenure review.

We currently only have X new librarians who need mentors: ________ and _________. This memo serves as a general call for senior librarians who are interested in serving as mentors in this program. To be eligible to serve as a mentor, a librarian must be a Librarian II, III, or IV, or must be a library faculty member.

If you would like serve as a mentor, please contact me no later than [date]. A meeting of potential mentors and new librarians will be scheduled shortly thereafter. Keep in mind that the Academic Librarian promotion process requires outcomes in external professional practice service (e.g. state or national committees or leadership roles) OR research and scholarship.

Please also feel free to contact me for additional information on the Library's Mentoring Program.

Mentor Pairs (1999 - 2013)

Year Mentor Dept. Mentee Dept.
2012/13 Kris Stacy-Bates Science & Tech Harrison Inefuku Digital Repository
2012/13 Kathy Parsons Stacks & Media Jesse Garrison Science & Tech
2012/13 Opted out Jeff Alger Soc Sci & Hum
2012/13 Opted out Tobie Matava Soc Sci & Hum
2011/12 Joan Leysen Cataloging Heather Lewin Science & Tech
2011/12 Lorrie Pellack Science & Tech S.Passonneau Dean's Office
2008/09 Lori Kappmeyer Cataloging Tobie Matava Soc Sci & Hum
2008/09 Susan Vega Garcia Instruction S. Passonneau Dean's Office
2008/09 Jeanne Boydston Cataloging Jeff Alger Soc Sci & Hum
2006/07 Wayne Pedersen Interlibrary Loan Steve McMinn Science & Tech
2006/07 Dan Coffey Soc Sci & Hum Heather Lewin Science & Tech
2006/07 Tanya Zanish-Belcher Special Collections Suzanne LeSar Acquisitions
2004/05 Gerry McKiernan Science & Tech Sean Cordes Instructional Tech
2004/05 Rebecca Jackson Soc Sci & Hum Melissa Gottwald Special Collections
2004/05 Karen Lawson Digital Services Jon Haupt Soc Sci & Hum
2003/04 Tanya Zanish-Belcher Special Collections Hilary Seo Preservation
2002/03 Ed Goedeken Collection Coordinator Steve Johns Ref & Inst
2000/01 Jeff Kushkowski Soc Sci & Hum Michele Christian Archives
2000/01 Karen Lawson Information Tech Dan Coffey Soc Sci & Hum
2000/01 Greg Wool Technical Serv Cory Daly Special Collections
1999/00 Kris Gerhard Collections Officer Jennifer Clayton Online support
1999/00 Greg Wool Technical Serv Richard Llewellyn Science & Tech
1999/00 Nancy Pelzer Coll & Tech Serv Janet Pine Science & Tech
1999/00 Diana Shonrock Science & Tech Joyce Lindstrom Soc Sci & Hum
1999/00 Rita Marinko Soc Sci & Hum David Fowler Coll & Tech Serv
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