2016 VLACRL Summer Program

Mentoring Throughout Your Career:  Lighting the Path to Success
Tuesday, July 26, 2016     9:00am – 3:00pm
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Highlights of the program, Mentoring Throughout Your Career:  Lighting the Path to Success, will include:

Jennifer Knievel is an Associate Professor and the Director of Arts and Humanities at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. She has served as an NMRT resume reviewer for more than a decade, regularly supervises interns and meets with students interested in a career in librarianship, and currently chairs the promotion and tenure committee in the CU Boulder Libraries. Jennifer is passionate about equitable access to mentoring and creating opportunities for new members of the profession.

9 to 9:45
 – Registration & Coffee, tea, and danish
9:45 to 10 – Welcome and VLACRL business
10 to noon – Jennifer Knievel, “Mentoring Throughout Your Career:  Lighting the Path to   Success.

Mentoring can be a critical element in success, retention, and promotion of librarians. But how can we ensure that mentoring is available to all, insulate ourselves from personality conflicts and staff turnover, and get librarians at all levels involved? This session will discuss best practices in mentoring, describe five different models for mentoring programs, highlight the group mentoring program currently in place at the University of Colorado Boulder, and help you determine which approach might prove most effective in your environment.

12 to 1:00 – Lunch
1:15 to 2:30 – Panel and Q & A: Jennifer Knievel, Suzy Szasz Palmer, Roriebeth Fredrich, and Eric Johnson

The panel will be a new librarian talking about how mentoring has helped them start in academic librarianship (Roriebeth Fredrich), a mid-career academic librarian (Eric Johnson), and a senior librarian (Suzy Szasz Palmer) talking about the affect mentoring has had on their career. We will then have time for audience questions, with the focus on applying the lessons personally.

2:30 to 3:00 – Tour of the newly designed Cabell Library

Registration Costs, Procedures, and Deadlines

Registration http://bit.ly/1S2YVSs for the VLACRL Program is open through July 18, 2016.

VLACRL or ACRL member rate:  $45

Non-member rate:   $65

  • Registration fees include morning coffee/tea/danish and lunch.  Options will be offered for special dietary considerations. 
  • Registration will be limited to 80 participants, so register soon!
  • Cancellations will have a $20 processing charge.

Virtual Attendance (for Keynote Speaker only) rate:  $30

Getting to Virginia Commonwealth University

James Branch Cabell Library:  901 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23284

Questions?  Contact any of the current VLACRL officers:
Stefanie Metko, [email protected]
Dorinne Banks, [email protected]