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UMass Amherst Libraries Mentoring Program

Why Mentoring Matters

PowerPoint slides that were part of a workshop on mentoring presented by Shin Freedman to librarians on July 23, 2010: freedman2010.pptx

ACRL NEC Mentoring Presentation

Presentation on the UMass Amherst Librarians' Mentoring Program given by Jessica Adamick, Paulina Borrego, Rachel Lewellen, and Annette Vadnais at ACRL NEC at Holy Cross, Worcester, MA on 9 May 2014.

Librarian Peer Mentoring Final.ppsx

Mentoring Grant Opportunity at UMass

ADVANCE Mutual Mentoring Grants are available to Librarians and Faculty at UMass Amherst.  Here is a link to a description of the program. 

Articles about mentoring: 2022 Discovery search

Flamenco, Bridgette, Wendy Lee Spaček, and Erin A. Sulla. 2021. “From Support to Solidarity: Recognizing the Nonhierarchical Mentoring Environment Within.” Alki 37 (3): 9–10.

Koos, Jessica A. 2020. “Research Supports Are Effective in Increasing Confidence with Research Skills in Early Career Academic Librarians.” Evidence Based Library & Information Practice 15 (2): 162–64.

Miller, Jolene M., Stephanie Friree Ford, and Anna Yang. 2020. “Elevation through Reflection: Closing the Circle to Improve Librarianship.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 108 (3): 353–63.


Books about mentoring: 2022 search of Five College Catalog