NAG unMentoring is a service open only to NAG Members where people offer their informal support around specific topics.  This can be a video chat, a phone call or two or a series of emails.  The length of contact can vary from one session to several spread over a longer period.

The list below gives the details for people working in public libraries and the areas where they feel they could offer some help for new professionals or those entering new roles.  Please email them directly and explain your query.  If they’re currently too busy the Mentor might suggest another person or ask you to come back to this list.

If you have any problems please contact the NAG office on the details in the footer.

Dionne Hood, Development Officer – Reading and Stock (Public Libraries)
dionne.hood@bradford.gov.uk
Happy to unMentor: Library staff and Supplier staff
Topics where you feel you could mentor a new professional:

  • Budgets
  • Marketing
  • Supplier Selection
  • Reading lists
  • Reader development work
  • Stock selection/Weeding
  • Other: Planning events and activities
Alison Millar, Reader and Culture Development Manager, (Public Libraries)
alison.millar@leeds.gov.uk
Happy to unMentor: Library staff, Supplier Staff
Topics where you feel you could mentor a new professional:

  • Budgets
  • Supplier Selection
  • Contracts/Specifications/Tenders
  • Reader development work
  • Children’s reader development/stock selection
  • Stock selection/Weeding
Kathryn Quinn, Team Leader, Service Development & Support, (Public Libraries)
kathryn.quinn@rotherham.gov.uk
Happy to unMentor: Library staff
Topics where you feel you could mentor a new professional:

  • Budgets
  • Supplier Selection
  • PDA/EBA
  • Shelf-ready
  • EDI/APIs
  • Stock selection/Weeding
  • Questions relating to a Library Management System: Sirsi Dynix Symphony