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Mentors and Mentees: Structuring a Professional Relationship

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Freepint, Issue No 230, 24 May 2007

In the past year, I have been both a mentee and have become a mentor. My long-distance mentor helped me to make the change from being a full-time information services manager to becoming a freelance researcher.

In turn, I am using my corporate library experience to a help a colleague from a public library work towards some of her professional goals.

The opportunity to learn from my mentor and to share my knowledge with my mentee has been an enriching experience. It’s a pleasure to share with the FreePint community some insights into what to expect if you are considering becoming involved in a mentoring arrangement. For confidentiality, many of my examples will be generic, rather than drawn from specific discussions with my mentee.

This article was awarded the FUMSI Citation (Find, Use, Manage and Share Information) in 2007  for the most useful article written for, as voted by the readership of over 80,000 subscribers to


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