Event Title

Thriving with Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mentoring: Strengthening Leadership, Promoting Advancement, and Uplifting POC in LIS

Event Type

Round Table Discussion

Start Date

23-7-2021 2:15 PM

End Date

July 2021

Description

This roundtable discussion will focus on the benefit of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mentoring for People of Color (POC) in the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) from the view-point of two-tenure track librarians whose identities run lateral to the western narrative at an academic Predominantly White Institution (PWI). As theory is the primary emphasis in LIS education, POCs benefit from experience gained in other settings such as internships, affinity groups and civic work. P2P Mentoring discussions are unique to POC success individually and collectively. These settings provide a safe space to confront and explore topics not covered in formal Promotion and Tenure mentoring programs that often include non-POC tenured librarian mentors. This will be demonstrated by the map mentoring visualization exercise. The presenters will share their reciprocal experience with P2P Mentoring as First Generation College Graduates; new faculty members meeting the demands of professional responsibilities, research, and service; and the burden and impact of being two of a few POC librarians at the University of Kansas while navigating institutional culture and norms. Topics of conversations between the colleagues at their tri-weekly meetings include: *White Privilege *Implicit bias and microaggressions in academia *Tenure process *Institutional knowledge *Work/life balance *Leadership and communication skills Roundtable attendees will leave with understanding the advantages of POC Peer-to-Peer Mentoring as a vital component of a mentoring network; how to identify and take advantage of potential mentoring opportunities; and the importance of building networks for professional growth and belonging.

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Jul 23rd, 2:15 PM Jul 23rd, 3:00 PM

Thriving with Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mentoring: Strengthening Leadership, Promoting Advancement, and Uplifting POC in LIS

This roundtable discussion will focus on the benefit of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mentoring for People of Color (POC) in the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) from the view-point of two-tenure track librarians whose identities run lateral to the western narrative at an academic Predominantly White Institution (PWI). As theory is the primary emphasis in LIS education, POCs benefit from experience gained in other settings such as internships, affinity groups and civic work. P2P Mentoring discussions are unique to POC success individually and collectively. These settings provide a safe space to confront and explore topics not covered in formal Promotion and Tenure mentoring programs that often include non-POC tenured librarian mentors. This will be demonstrated by the map mentoring visualization exercise. The presenters will share their reciprocal experience with P2P Mentoring as First Generation College Graduates; new faculty members meeting the demands of professional responsibilities, research, and service; and the burden and impact of being two of a few POC librarians at the University of Kansas while navigating institutional culture and norms. Topics of conversations between the colleagues at their tri-weekly meetings include: *White Privilege *Implicit bias and microaggressions in academia *Tenure process *Institutional knowledge *Work/life balance *Leadership and communication skills Roundtable attendees will leave with understanding the advantages of POC Peer-to-Peer Mentoring as a vital component of a mentoring network; how to identify and take advantage of potential mentoring opportunities; and the importance of building networks for professional growth and belonging.