Growing our own: Mentoring the next generation of catalog librarians

Christine DeZelar-Tiedman, Beth Picknally Camden, Rebecca Uhl

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Abstract

This paper traces the development of a mentoring program for aspiring catalogers, sponsored and administered by the ALCTS CCS Committee on Education, Training, and Recruitment for Cataloging (CETRC). Background is given on the reasons for establishing the program, as well as the two pilot programs that preceded the current, ongoing mentoring service. Results of the assessment of the second pilot are shared. Though CETRC still faces challenges in sustaining the program on an ongoing basis, the Committee feels it is a valuable endeavor worth continuing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-35
Number of pages17
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 8 2006

Keywords

  • Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
  • Catalogers
  • Cataloging
  • Committee on Education, Training, and Recruitment for Cataloging (CETRC)
  • Mentees
  • Mentoring
  • Mentors
  • Professional development
  • Recruitment

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