OHSLA Spring 2018 Meeting

Friday April 20, 2018 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library

127 S. Davis Ave. Columbus, OH 43222

Mentoring Millennials

Tiffney Gipson, Head of Collections, Clinical Librarian University of Louisville Kornhauser Health Sciences Library

Join us for a presentation by Tiffney Gipson, Head of Collections, Clinical Librarian University of Louisville Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, on Mentoring Millennials followed by a group discussion on the topic of Mentoring. This MLA-approved event is worth 4 CEs. An assigned reading list is included below. Participants need to read the articles ahead of the meeting and come with ideas and opinions to make the discussion lively and engaging.  Breakfast & lunch will be served. 

As a bonus we will welcome Dr. Kendra Albright, Director and Professor of Kent State University's School of Information.  In 2017 KSU's School of Library and Information Science became the School of Information, or the iSchool for short.  Dr. Albright will take time during the OHSLA Business meeting to discuss how the iSchool and OHSLA can collaborate in the future.

Reading List

Allan, B. (2012). Does e-mentoring offer new opportunities for management and leadership development?. Singapore Management Review, 34(1).

Emelo, R. (2014). Mentoring in a millennial world. Talent Management, 1-6. Retrieved from

Gardiner, C. E. (2008). Mentoring: towards an improved professional friendship (Doctoral dissertation, University of Birmingham).

Gipson, T. (2017). Mentoring the Next Generation of Librarians, Midwest Chapter MLA & MHSLA Joint Annual Conference, Ypsilanti, MI, October 15, 2017.

Gordon, S. (2010). Once you get them, how do you keep them? Millennial librarians at work. New Library World, 111(9/10), 391-398.

Hallam, G. and Gissing, C. (2003) Mentoring fosters personal growth – and membership growth. In Proceedings World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council, Berlin, Germany.

Hussey, L. K., & Campbell-Meier, J. (2017). Is There a Mentoring Culture Within the LIS Profession?. Journal of Library Administration, 57(5), 500-516.

James, J. M., Rayner, A., & Bruno, J. (2015). Are you my mentor? New perspectives and research on informal mentorship. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(5), 532-539.

Kuyper-Rushing, L. (2001). A formal mentoring program in a university library: Components of a successful experiment. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 27(6), 440-446.

Millennial Americans are still company men and women. (2017, Oct 24,). The Economist (Online) Retrieved from

Neyer, L., & Yelinek, K. (2011). Beyond boomer meets NextGen: Examining mentoring practices among Pennsylvania academic librarians. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 37(3), 215-221.

Rastorfer, R., & Rosenof, L. (2016). Mentoring Across Generations: The Training of a Millennial Librarian. Law Library Journal, 108(1), 101-117.

Riley-Reid, T. (2017). Breaking Down Barriers: Making it Easier for Academic Librarians of Color to Stay. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 43(5), 392-396.

Ross, K. M. (2013). Purposeful Mentoring in Academic Libraries. Journal Of Library Administration, 53(7-8), 412-428. doi:10.1080/01930826.2013.882195

Singh, P. (2017). Managing And Mentoring The Millennials. Human Capital, 21(1), 45-47.

Williams, G. (2014). New Perspectives in Leadership. Library Leadership & Management, 28(3), 1-5.

(printable PDF Version)

Past Presenters

Each OHSLA meeting features an opportunity to earn continuing education by attending a class led by a qualified professional in the health sciences field. For a list of past presenters and topics, visit our Past Presenters page.

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