Our Space: Professional development for new graduates and professionals in Australia

Bradley, Fiona and Dalby, Alyson and Spencer, Andrew Our Space: Professional development for new graduates and professionals in Australia. IFLA Journal, 2009, vol. 35, n. 3, pp. 232-242. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This paper explores the changing work environment in libraries and information management and the impact on new professionals and new graduates. New graduates need to have their own support networks and targeted professional development to successfully navigate job and sector changes and to gain transferable skills. The development and structure of a targeted professional development event, the New Librarians’ Symposium, is discussed. This successful event, held in Australia biennially, could be considered a model of targeted professional development for other professional associations and groups.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: librarians, new professionals, professional development, conferences, networking, Australia, LIS graduates
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GZ. None of these, but in this section.
F. Management. > FZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Fiona Bradley
Date deposited: 01 Jun 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:17
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/14603


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