Establishing dialoguesbetween new and experiencedLIS professionals(or, “the new profs should just get involved withthe old...
MisperceptionsExpectations                      Difficult                                 economic                        ...
New professional supportTwitterCDG New Professional Support OfficersLIS New Professionals Network (LISNPN)http://www.lisnp...
Experienced professionals’ perceptions of new         professionals: the positives                             Word cloud ...
Knowledge and ability: the positives         Good         Excellent         Digital information/social media         Knowl...
Perceived weaknesses                           Library school                           curriculum                        ...
Outside the work place                        Perceptions                           from              Twitter             ...
Non-                          professional                             library                          experience        ...
Why have you not selected new professionalsfor professional roles?None appliedNeeded “significant experience”We can “affor...
What would you be looking for?IT skills                                        Understanding of and                       ...
Other comments?Difficult economic climateWhat does “new professional” mean?“The new profs should just get involved with th...
“The new profs should just get involved with     the old profs”
How can we establish dialogues?    Online
Face to face
Committee  work            Photo: porteableantiquities
Whatever you canthink of…
Email: rachel_bickley@yahoo.co.ukTwitter: @rachel_s_bLISNPN: Rachel BickleyBlog: http://rachel-s-b.blogspot.com/
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Establishing dialogues between new and experienced professionals final

  1. 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. 2. MisperceptionsExpectations Difficult economic climate Knowledge of perceptions can help
  3. 3. New professional supportTwitterCDG New Professional Support OfficersLIS New Professionals Network (LISNPN)http://www.lisnpn.spruz.com
  4. 4. Experienced professionals’ perceptions of new professionals: the positives Word cloud created at Wordle
  5. 5. Knowledge and ability: the positives Good Excellent Digital information/social media Knowledgeable Skills
  6. 6. Perceived weaknesses Library school curriculum Time management Subject knowledge Practical skills Cataloguing and classification
  7. 7. Outside the work place Perceptions from Twitter Blogs Insightful Interesting Introspective Cliquey
  8. 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. 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. 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. 11. Other comments?Difficult economic climateWhat does “new professional” mean?“The new profs should just get involved with the old profs”
  12. 12. “The new profs should just get involved with the old profs”
  13. 13. How can we establish dialogues? Online
  14. 14. Face to face
  15. 15. Committee work Photo: porteableantiquities
  16. 16. Whatever you canthink of…
  17. 17. Email: rachel_bickley@yahoo.co.ukTwitter: @rachel_s_bLISNPN: Rachel BickleyBlog: http://rachel-s-b.blogspot.com/

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