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.

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Oct 14 2022


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm




Alpine West
Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


  • Ashley Krenelka-Chase
    Stetson School of Law
  • Lindsay Cronk
    Lindsay Cronk
    Assistant Dean, Scholarly Resources and Curation, University of Rochester

    Covered in tattoos, full of strong opinions.

  • Maurini Strub
    Maurini Strub
    Director of Performance & User Engagement, University of Rochester

    As the Director of Performance and User Engagement, Maurini applies critical thinking, user insight, and best practice measurement methodology to manage, analyze, and apply high-quality, actionable data that improves organization performance, informs decision making, and shapes value propositions. She employs strategies that rely upon incorporating user research, evaluation, assessment, and improvement into all River Campus Libraries (RCL) programs, services, and resources. Maurini is also responsible for building an organizational culture of assessment by coaching RCL staff as they develop their knowledge and competencies in assessment and evaluation. With a strong background in user-centered design, Maurini also drives the creation of deep, rich, and intimate connections with users by aligning brand, services, and resources with user profiles, attitudes, and behaviors.

  • Rachel Fleming
    Rachel Fleming
    Scholarly Communications Library, 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.

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