ALA Personal Leadership Resources

ACRL Members: see "Poster session alphabet soup," by Brenda Hazard. This A-Z guide to creating a successful poster session experience was published in C&RL News, July/August 2006, volume 67, No. 7.
ALA resources for mentoring & recruitment efforts
The program began because leaders of the College Libraries Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) saw a need to enhance leadership capabilities of new college library directors and to help them meet the challenges involved in directing libraries in small colleges. This program meets this need by fostering a mentoring relationship with an experienced library director. First-year directors gain access to someone who will listen to their problems and questions and provide feedback and possible solutions.
Conference attendance tips and helpful hints.
This episode of the serial English Journal discusses various aspects of mentoring. While the articles are aimed at English teachers, several of the entries discuss mentoring more generally.
An annotated list of recent articles on the topic of mentoring in an academic library.
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) presents 3 a video podcast series delivering advice from school library leaders onquestions about school libraries today and in the future.
This page presents information and resources to help you learn more about these transformative experiences whether you wish to mentor or be the mentee.
Since many student positions make them the public face of the library, effective mentoring of such student employees is vital. In this book Reale explores the challenges and opportunities involved in recruitment.
Noted reference librarian and researcher Lee offers librarians at all levels both her experience and her ideas about establishing a formal mentoring process at the library.
Pay it Forward is a unique guide in which two partners in a mentoring relationship describe the benefits to each partner and to the profession in forming a mentoring partnership.
Gives a straightforward description of what a mentor is, who should be a mentor/mentee, and the stages of mentorship.