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Library Mentoring Program

This guide is designed to support protégés and mentors throughout their participation in UNT Libraries' mentoring program.

About the Program

The mission of the Mentoring Program is to support librarians at UNT Libraries to be successful in their careers and is managed by the UNT Libraries' Career Development Committee. The UNT Libraries' Mentoring Program consists of three activities:

  • One-on-One Mentoring Pairs
  • Professional Advancement Mentoring Group (PAM)
  • Preparing for Promotion Mentoring Group (PP)

These activities consist of the following:

One-on-One Mentoring recruits library employees to be both protégés and mentors. Protégés are paired with a library employee of a higher rank, and these pairs are asked to meet at least once a month throughout the year to discuss topics of interest to the protégé. All members are invited to attend a Fall and Spring training event.

Professional Advancement Mentoring Group consists of members interested in professional development such as service, publication, and promotion. This group meets monthly to discuss voted on topics of specific interest to the group's participants. These meetings are facilitated by a librarian of advanced rank or experience.

The Preparing for Promotion Mentoring Group consists of librarians within 1-3 years of applying for promotion. This group meets monthly to discuss topics of specific relevance to the promotion process, including preparing your binder, conversations with recently promoted librarians about their experiences, and strategies for developing binder materials. A librarian of an advanced ranking facilitates these meetings, and all discussions are considered confidential to the group attendees.

To join any of these activities, please reach out to the MPC. Mentor pairing typically takes place in early Fall.

Mentoring Program Privacy and Confidentiality Statements


Privacy Statement



The Mentoring Program Committee is committed to maintaining the privacy of all participant information received through the management of the program. Care is taken to ensure participant data remains secure including taking steps to prevent inadvertent sharing. 

Mentoring Program Kickoff 2020

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