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In this module, you will learn best practices for encouraging mentoring relationships (librarians as mentors, youth mentors, adult and community mentors) within a youth librarian context.
After completing this module, you will be able to...
- Describe the core elements of mentoring (Section 1: Introduction).
- Describe the benefits of mentoring and understand when and how mentoring can work (Section 2: Benefits of Mentoring).
- Design a mentorship program for your library (Section 3: Developing Mentors and Mentorship Programs).
- Develop and support youth mentors at your library (Section 4: Youth as Mentors).
- Develop and support adult mentors from your community (Section 5: Adult and Community Mentors).
- Address common mentoring challenges (Section 6: Mentoring Challenges).
Complete this worksheet by creating a list of what you already know (the K in KWL) about mentoring. In the second column, write down what you want (W) to learn in this module. You’ll fill out the last column, what you learned (L) when you have completed this module.
|What do you already know about mentoring?||What do you want to learn about mentoring?||What did you learn from this module? (You will answer this question at the end of the module.)|
How to Use This Module
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- Each section has learning outcomes which are displayed in blue like this.
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At the end of each module, there are additional resources for you to explore further on your own if you choose.
Ready to get started? Let’s begin with Section 1: Introduction to Mentoring.