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Maybe you have been following this blog since your wee days in library school or maybe you’ve recently heard about the benefits of a library residency program and you’ve decided that, by gosh, you want to be a resident librarian.
But, now that it’s April and you are set to graduate from library school in a month, two months, or maybe six, you suddenly realize that it’s high time you start thinking about how to find your ideal residency position.
Where do you even start?
When it comes to the job search process, …
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Many early career librarians are attracted to residency programs for the structured learning and mentoring opportunities. Those who are best able to recognize and pursue learning opportunities, including mentoring relationships, are often the most successful residents. Effective mentoring relationships accelerate learning and professional development for residents, especially when the 2-3 year residency appointments pass by so quickly.
Julie Todaro provides some excellent mentoring advice in her recent Library Leadership & Management column (volume 25, number 3). The question and answer format addresses concerns of both mentors and mentees. The topics touch …