Title: Librarian as Mentor: Grow, Discover and Inspire (Peak Series) Paperback
Editor: Eboni Johnson
Paperback: ISBN: 978-0-9971757-2-1, $49.95
Imprint: Santa Barbara: Mission Bell Media, June, 2017
Librarian as Mentor explores in a highly readable fashion, the many ways mentoring can be an effective tool in recruiting, retaining, supporting and developing a diverse workforce in any library setting. Editor Johnson has assembled 14 librarians to share their experiences on the positive outcomes from not only being a mentor but a mentee as well. Topics include peer mentorship, intentional mentoring, mentoring the new generation and mentoring community advocates. This is a must book for any library to have in their collection, making it easy access to staff, faculty or anyone in the library who seeks to enhance their professional career.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.