PeMento: A Spicy Prototype for Peer Mentoring and Midcareer Professional Development
In our presentation PeMento’s four cofounders will discuss the development, delivery, and outcomes of our independent peer mentoring and professional development program for midcareer library workers, PeMento. PeMento is an unapologetically improvisational and experimental 7-week program inspired by mutual aid principles and created with design thinking practices. Open to anyone who identifies as midcareer in libraries, the program’s initial cohort of 80 participants all helped co-create a professional development experience unlike any other in libraries. Independent of any association or organizational agenda, PeMento presented the provocative and timely opportunity for midcareer library workers to give one another what they need in terms of reflection, direction, and connection.
Ashley Krenelka-Chase Associate Direction of the Law Library, Coordinator of Legal Practice Technology, and Instructor of Law, Stetson University School of LawAshley Krenelka-ChaseAssociate Direction of the Law Library, Coordinator of Legal Practice Technology, and Instructor of Law, Stetson University School of Law
Ashley Krenelka Chase is the Associate Director of the Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library, Coordinator of Legal Practice Technology, and Instructor of Law at Stetson University College of Law. She has been recognized by the American Association of Law Libraries as an Emerging Leader in Academic Law Libraries and has published books and articles on topics relating to technology, access to information, and the impact of changing generations in libraries and legal academia. She holds an MA from the University of South Florida, a JD from the University of Dayton School of Law, and a BA from Bradley University.
Lindsay CronkCore President
Core President; Covered in tattoos, full of strong opinions.
Maurini StrubDirector, Performance & User Engagement, University of Rochester
Rachel FlemingScholarly Communications Librarian, The University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Rachel Fleming works on affordable course materials, scholarly communication, and institutional repositories as Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Fleming has fifteen years of experience in library technical services including collection development, collection management, serials, and acquisitions. Fleming’s research interests center around the affective aspects of library technical services, including intra-library communication, development of professional identity and leadership skills.