The LAUC-SC Peer Mentor Program is intended to serve as a welcome to newly hired librarians (including temporary librarians hired at 50% time and above) and to help them become oriented to our environment, especially in (but not limited to) areas such as reviews and getting involved in LAUC. It is not intended to replace other mentoring activities, such as those that focus on primary areas of job responsibility. A LAUC Peer Mentor should consider themselves part of the overall employee-retention effort.
LAUC Peer Mentors are established LAUC members who are paired with newly hired librarians, generally outside the new librarian's own department. The LAUC Executive Board works in consultations with the hiring supervisor to identify and assign mentors. Known interests of the new librarian are taken into account when making an assignment. The LAUC-SC Chair will email a letter of introduction between Peer Mentor and Mentee. The peer mentor pairing is intended to last from the new librarian’s start date to their first review, though it is not expected that regular meetings will take place over this entire period.
Guidance for Mentors
Guidance for Mentees
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