Can a Mentoring Program Save You Money?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Crumpton, Dean (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this article is to suggest that a benefit-cost analysis should be performed for mentoring activities so as to justify the effort and expense and as a tool for measuring effectiveness. Design/methodology/approach: Pulling from field literature, this article provides some examples of mentoring programs and resources as well as an example for conducting an analysis. Findings: The author feels that applying a cost model to mentoring programs can strengthen their appeal overall. Originality/value: The article and its conclusions are the product of this author and his experiences with such programs.

Additional Information

The Bottom Line: Managing library finances, 27(2), 60 – 63
Language: English
Date: 2014
Relationships, Benefits, Mentoring, Investment, Cost, Librarianship

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