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The slides to accompany my paper at the 2011 CILIP CDG New Professionals Conference in Manchester.

The slides to accompany my paper at the 2011 CILIP CDG New Professionals Conference in Manchester.

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  • 1. Establishing dialoguesbetween new and experiencedLIS professionals(or, “the new profs should just get involved withthe old profs”)Rachel BickleyCILIP CDG New Professionals Conference, Manchester, June 20th 2011
  • 2. MisperceptionsExpectations Difficult economic climate Knowledge of perceptions can help
  • 3. New professional supportTwitterCDG New Professional Support OfficersLIS New Professionals Network (LISNPN)http://www.lisnpn.spruz.com
  • 4. Experienced professionals’ perceptions of new professionals: the positives Word cloud created at Wordle
  • 5. Knowledge and ability: the positives Good Excellent Digital information/social media Knowledgeable Skills
  • 6. Perceived weaknesses Library school curriculum Time management Subject knowledge Practical skills Cataloguing and classification
  • 7. Outside the work place Perceptions from Twitter Blogs Insightful Interesting Introspective Cliquey
  • 8. Non- professional library experience Willingness to Commitment learn Selecting Customer new Enthusiasm/service skills professionals positive attitude for professional Supportive of new IT skills roles technologies Leadership Problem- potential solving
  • 9. Why have you not selected new professionalsfor professional roles?None appliedNeeded “significant experience”We can “afford to be picky”Too self-focused Photo: Incase
  • 10. What would you be looking for?IT skills Understanding of and interest in the widerCommunication skills profession WillingnessCustomer service skills to learn Ability to think in an original wayPresentation skills Ability to reflectSelf-motivation Enthusiasm AdaptabilityAbility to work in a team FlexibilitySubject knowledge Experience“Librarianship basics” (not necessarily professional) Transferable skills
  • 11. Other comments?Difficult economic climateWhat does “new professional” mean?“The new profs should just get involved with the old profs”
  • 12. “The new profs should just get involved with the old profs”
  • 13. How can we establish dialogues? Online
  • 14. Face to face
  • 15. Committee work Photo: porteableantiquities
  • 16. Whatever you canthink of…
  • 17. Email: rachel_bickley@yahoo.co.ukTwitter: @rachel_s_bLISNPN: Rachel BickleyBlog: http://rachel-s-b.blogspot.com/