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Brenna Cook
Rebecca Whitehead
Trainee Graduate Librarians
University of Adelaide Library
Brenna
Rebecca
Baby boomers vs GenY
where do we fit in?
Builders
Baby Boomers
Gen X
Gen Y
4%
58%
29%
9%
where do we fit in?
GEN Y
GEN X
Baby
Boomers
Pre-
Boomers
4%
29%
9%
Univer...
what?
learning to negotiate the professional landscape
developing confidence
seeking out challenges
step one
mentoring
time to reflect
reverse mentoring
informal mentoring
networking
informal networking
networking queen
step two
public speaking (lots of it)
stand out
step three
share what you know
outside the square
seek out a challenge
the end
with thanks
 Our Baby Boomer colleagues
 Our wonderful mentors, Jennifer & Helen
 The University of Adelaide Library
references
Flickr user Cynergist http://www.flickr.com/photos/cynergy/2485151565/sizes/o/
Photograph by Brenna Cook & Rebe...
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Presentation by Brenna Cook and Rebecca Whitehead given at ALIA Access 2010 in New Grads’ stream. 2nd September 2010.

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  1. 1. Brenna Cook Rebecca Whitehead Trainee Graduate Librarians University of Adelaide Library
  2. 2. Brenna
  3. 3. Rebecca
  4. 4. Baby boomers vs GenY
  5. 5. where do we fit in?
  6. 6. Builders Baby Boomers Gen X Gen Y 4% 58% 29% 9% where do we fit in? GEN Y GEN X Baby Boomers Pre- Boomers 4% 29% 9% University of Adelaide Library Demographics 58%
  7. 7. what? learning to negotiate the professional landscape developing confidence seeking out challenges
  8. 8. step one
  9. 9. mentoring
  10. 10. time to reflect
  11. 11. reverse mentoring
  12. 12. informal mentoring
  13. 13. networking
  14. 14. informal networking
  15. 15. networking queen
  16. 16. step two
  17. 17. public speaking (lots of it)
  18. 18. stand out
  19. 19. step three
  20. 20. share what you know
  21. 21. outside the square
  22. 22. seek out a challenge
  23. 23. the end
  24. 24. with thanks  Our Baby Boomer colleagues  Our wonderful mentors, Jennifer & Helen  The University of Adelaide Library
  25. 25. references Flickr user Cynergist http://www.flickr.com/photos/cynergy/2485151565/sizes/o/ Photograph by Brenna Cook & Rebecca Whitehead Photograph by Brenna Cook & Rebecca Whitehead Flickr user Gwen’s River City http://www.flickr.com/photos/auntie/164028451/sizes/l/ Flickr user Dr Craig http://www.flickr.com/photos/rorymunro/3740169942/sizes/l/ & Flickr user gordonbleu http://www.flickr.com/photos/illustrator/4036834242/sizes/l/ University of Adelaide, Marketing and Strategic Communications http://www.adelaide.edu.au/photolibrary/images_lowrez/larcombe-166.jpg Photograph by Brenna Cook & Rebecca Whitehead Flickr user ae-j http://www.flickr.com/photos/etches-johnson/438133396/sizes/o/ Flickr user venegas http://www.flickr.com/photos/venegas/5549123/ Flickr user See-Ming Lee http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/4042668609/sizes/l/ Flickr user New York Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/nypl/3110133552/sizes/o/ Flickr user DorkyMum http://www.flickr.com/photos/dorkymum/4770500879/sizes/l/ Photograph by Brenna Cook & Rebecca Whitehead Flickr user Smaku http://www.flickr.com/photos/smaku/86551981/sizes/o/ Photograph by Brenna Cook & Rebecca Whitehead Flickr user Syokkahwin.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/syokkahwin/3074911966/sizes/o/ Flickr user KayVee.INC http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayveeinc/2862486890/sizes/l/ Flickr user navets http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevan/553885189/sizes/o/ Photograph by Brenna Cook & Rebecca Whitehead Flickr user Britta Bohlinger http://www.flickr.com/photos/britbohlinger/4223755982/sizes/l/ Flickr user Kasaa http://www.flickr.com/photos/kasaa/2600942971/sizes/o/ Flickr user Darwin Bell http://www.flickr.com/photos/darwinbell/188126760/sizes/o/ Flickr user Raul P http://www.flickr.com/photos/rolexpv/2699401914/sizes/l/
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