Writing for the profession: The experience of new professionals

Bradley, Fiona Writing for the profession: The experience of new professionals. Library Management, 2008, vol. 29, n. 8/9. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]


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The purpose of this article is to explore barriers and motivators for new professionals who write and present for the professional literature. Authors from the ALIA New Librarians’ Symposium held in December 2006 in Sydney, Australia were surveyed about their experiences of writing and presenting early in their career. The author of this paper was the symposium’s programme coordinator. The majority of authors were working in Australia, and few were required to write or present as part of their work role. In the absence of this requirement, factors that motivate new professionals to write can be difficult to define. Barriers to writing include time, skills, and responsibilities outside work.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Professional services, Mentors, Authorship, Career development, Presentations, Australia
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GE. Staff.
Depositing user: Fiona Bradley
Date deposited: 03 Nov 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:13
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/12466


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