Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Management career development is of significant importance in public libraries. How this is achieved for the middle-level manager is one of many debated topics by library administrators. Currently, leadership and management workshops, seminars, and institutes are some techniques provided by the library organization and are being used to assist with the manager’s organizational learning processes. Today, at the forefront of organizational initiatives is mentorship which has resurged as a leading employee development tool. This review of the literature highlights historical and current resources that focus on the process of mentorship as another strategy for the career development of library managers.