Collaborative Librarianship, Vol 3, No 2 (2011)

Peers Don’t Let Peers Perish: Encouraging Research and Scholarship Among Junior Library Faculty

Jill Cirasella, Maura A. Smale

Abstract


Traditional mentoring has many benefits, but peer mentoring can also offer a valuable support structure along the road to tenure. The Junior Faculty Research Roundtable (JFRR) is a peer-mentoring group for junior library faculty at the colleges and graduate schools of the City University of New York (CUNY). Created to encourage junior library faculty in their scholarly endeavors, JFRR organizes professional development events and facilitates in-person and online conversations on research, writing, and publishing. Now two years old, the group has transformed a large number of scattered junior library faculty into a supportive community of scholars.

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