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PDRC offers several services and resources to help you grow professionally. Not only do we coordinate programs of interest to the Libraries' faculty but we also provide opportunities to practice presentations before conferences.

PDRC also maintains a faculty bibliography and a resources list; links to documents and presentations from our programs are found in our program archives. One of the biggest undertakings in recent years was the Libraries' mentoring program. Need more info? Contact us.

Mentoring Program

The University of Georgia Libraries Professional Development and Research Committee Mentoring Program pairs faculty new to the UGA libraries with faculty volunteers for a year-long commitment. The goals of the mentoring program are to:

  • Receive/impart knowledge about the UGA Libraries from a perspective other than your own departmental colleagues or supervisors
  • Find out about professional development opportunities from experienced faculty.¬†Develop a network of contacts and collaborators for research assistance and professional development
  • Share skills and interests
  • Discuss professional issues
  • Identify library staff and faculty who have interests corresponding to professional research projects¬†and/or faculty who have similar community and civic interests

Pairings are made to highlight the variety of experiences and interests within the Libraries. We recognize that areas of expertise may not always overlap in expected manners. We encourage all mentors and new faculty members to be open to questions from others within the program.

The program will run for approximately one year from the intial pairing. At the end of the year, we will ask for feedback from the mentors and the new hires. Each participant will also receive a letter of participation for their files.

If you are interested in being a mentor, please submit your name using the Online Form and PDRC will be in touch with you.

Please feel free to contact members of the Professional Development and Research Committee at any time with questions, feedback, or for guidance. Thank you again for your willingness to participate in this program.