• Grow Your Community: An Exploration of Peer Mentoring for People of Color

  • Presenters
    • Annie Pho, Inquiry and Instruction Librarian, University of California - Los Angeles
    • Ariana Santiago, Instruction Librarian, University of Houston
    • Eva Rios-Alvarado, Adjunct Librarian/Professor, Mt. San Antonio College, Glendale Community College & East Los Angeles College
    • Mara Cabrera, Librarian I (Teen Services), Santa Monica Public Library
    • Nancy Olmos Head, Metadata & Content Management, Norris Medical Library - University of Southern California
    • Dr. Rebecca Davis, Information Services Librarian, Jennifer Ann Wilson Dental Library - University of Southern California
    • Sojourna Cunningham, Social Science and Assessment Librarian, University of Richmond
    • Tarida Anantachai, Learning Commons Librarian, Syracuse University
  • Description

    We will showcase examples of grassroots approaches to creating formal and informal peer mentoring groups. Peer mentoring led by people of color is an approach to mentorship that creates safe spaces and the ability to define a professional and personal identity. We will also address the challenges and opportunities presented by such models, including their effects on early career development. Join us as we discuss perspectives in creating diversity networks for collaborative growth.

  • Format
    Roundtable/Panel hybrid
  • Track
    • Personnel, Management, and Organization