For immediate release | November 2, 2010

Julie Todaro reveals "Mysteries of Mentoring" at Midwinter institute

CHICAGO - Are mentors all they’re cracked up to be? Can you find professional success and growth without one? Do you have what it takes to be an effective mentor? Dr. Julie Todaro will help you answer these questions and many more during “The Mysteries of Mentoring: The Perfect Mentor and Perfect Mentee.”

This one-day institute will be presented by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) on Jan. 7, 2011 in San Diego in conjunction with the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

Topics will include: the value of mentoring, what mentoring is and isn’t, the wide variety of mentor opportunities, in-person and virtual mentoring, mentoring good and bad performance and delivering good and bad news to mentees. You will discover how you can become a good mentor and what makes a good mentee. Younger professionals looking for a mentor will learn what to look for.

Dr. Julie Todaro is an educator, trainer and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in library and information environments, including 20 years as an academic library manager, eight years as a public library manager and an all-level lifetime certificate in school librarianship. She has presented more than 150 workshops on management and leadership, organizational development, staff development and other management issues. She holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate in library service from Columbia University in New York City.

Fees: LLAMA Division Member $215; ALA Member $265; Student Member $125; Non-ALA Member $365

Registration opens Oct. 1. (Look for Event Code: LLA1) at

The mission of the Library Leadership and Management Association ( is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.


Fred Reuland