Fostering Belonging Via a FacultyMentorship Program for New Subject Librarians


Librarians may experience feelings of isolation and uncertainty when joining a new organization. Subject librarians may face additional challenges as they learn the norms and cultures unique to their departments. Mentorship is linked to favourable
outcomes in academia (Lorenzetti & Powelson, 2015). A faculty-mentoring program was developed and implemented with two new librarians in Advanced Research Services, University of Victoria Libraries.

This presentation will describe the program and its implementation. We will share our experiences and successes, including how this program aligns with principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in fostering a sense of belonging for new subject librarians.


Monique Grenier, Zahra Premji

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