Reflections on Speed Mentoring - A Mentee's Perspective

 Cheung Shek Kiu and HKLC coordinator Jo Hare share their experiences at the speed mentoring event

Cheung Shek Kiu and HKLC coordinator Jo Hare share their experiences at the speed mentoring event

The HKLC Speed Mentoring Event was held on 7 December 2016. Here's what Cheung Shek Kiu, one of the mentees, had to say about her experience:

As a mentee and a library student getting to enter the line of library and information services, my vision about this line of work had a foggy overcast as I have yet to dwell deep into librarianship.

However, that night was the greatest learning experience that I have ever had. During the time of my study, I have a lot of bold imaginations which ended up buried in my study notes. These thoughts often left lingering in my mind. I did not know what to do with them and manifested a lot of self-doubt.

But in this event, I took a leap of faith to share some of my ideas to the mentors. The reactions were welcoming and the replies have broadened my horizon. I have understood the difficulties of the librarians, and why my imaginations have not become the reality yet. This helped me shape my perception about this line of work in real life.

Given this event has already paved the way to a successful knowledge exchange, I firmly believe that our future events will be even more fruitful. And most importantly, I have to thank all the mentors for giving me this great chance to learn in a different way.

Text by: Cheung Shek Kiu