Posted on May 8, 2012.
One of the strongest ways to help lead a community of users through the web is to join blog discussions when possible. SLA is constantly making an effort to mentor our online communities by keeping information professionals informed and share knowledge more fluently.
When you have a moment, visit the SLA Blog today:
Sara Batts is helping start this conversation. She’s Past-President of SLA-Europe, an SLA Rising Star (2011), and the Library Services Co-ordinator at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP in London.
Posted in No Category, Themes & Guidelines
Posted on September 6, 2011.
I am pleased to show case the pre-book release for Mentoring in Librarianship: Essays on Working with Adults and Students to Further the Profession. It was a pleasure being an contributor for this book and I hope all who read the book will enjoy my chapter along with the other author contributions.
You can view the anthology and pre-order your copy of the book via:
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Posted in Books
Posted on May 1, 2008.
I started my consulting business while living in Rochester, NY and quickly found a local association of consultants that provided me with a room full of mentors. The idea of procedurizing (if there is such a word) my consulting did not come from that group, but from a book. This book, The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It, has mentored many people who have small or micro "businesses". (I’ve put the word business in quotations, because I think people who work within a business — an internal consultant for example — could benefit from the book.)
The myth of the entrepreneur is that they are great businesspeople Michael Gerber, the author, doesn’t believe that is true. Instead he believes that entrepreneurs need to be regimented. mmm…consultants often work on a wide variety of projects, but there must be some commonalities. Couldn’t those be regimented? And wouldn’t we function more efficiently and effectively if we put processes in place that could be followed by others? It could allow us to hire others or even take vacations, while others took over.
I suspect that you have been mentored by a book at some point. What was it? It is a book that you quickly recommend to others, as I recommend the E-Myth to others? Let us know.
Posted in Consulting, E-Myth Revisited