It takes a village to raise a librarian

It takes a village to raise a librarian: Laura believes that professional development, for newer (not necessarily younger) librarians, is and should be mostly a self-directed, self-initiated process….

“(This is not to say that mentoring is not required or useful; my opinion is that a mentoring relationship should almost always be initiated by the person wishing to be mentored.) As such, I feel like many of the decisions and guidelines made by Kansas State’s Professional Development Committee would serve to limit one’s agency in one’s own professional development.”