Thing 11: A Mentor?
Now I'm beginning to feel very long in the tooth, for I suspect I'm too old to find myself a mentor! My PhD supervisor was a wise and learned mentor in the musicology field, but I have never really had a librarianship mentor.
I've supervised a chartership candidate, and do my level best to encourage young professionals, placement students and volunteers alike. So can I offer myself as a mentor, if there's any young librarian out there who thinks I'd be any help? (Before I'm deluged with requests, though, I reserve the right to squeal if too many people take me up on my offer!)
- Librarian for 28 years: university cataloguer, public music librarian, conservatoire music librarian since before Noah built his ark;
- Three music degrees and a postgraduate librarianship diploma;
- Working parent;
- Experience of working full-time and doing part-time study whilst parenting;
- Writing addict; blogging ditto.