” Part of the job is to change the job”
Horizontal Career Development and the Changing Roles of Health Librarians 10th International Congress of Medical Librarian...
Mergers <ul><li>Snellmania merger </li></ul><ul><li>University of Eastern Finland (UEF) merger </li></ul>
Aims <ul><li>Changing roles  </li></ul><ul><li>Developing skills  </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting information </li></ul><ul><...
Methods <ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>comparing 2005 and 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><ul><...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Survey <ul><li>More interest for change than before </li></ul><ul><li>Staff not quite as content as before </li></ul><ul><...
Interviews <ul><li>Changes influence some much more than some others </li></ul><ul><li>Some find changes desirable and sea...
Discussion <ul><li>Alterations </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </l...
Discussion <ul><li>Three types of horizontal career development  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lateral move  </li></ul></ul></...
Discussion <ul><li>Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal movements  </li></ul><ul><li>Blur t...
Implications for practice <ul><li>What is our job </li></ul><ul><li>How we do our job </li></ul><ul><li>When we do our job...
Implications for practice <ul><li>Taking part, not complaining  </li></ul><ul><li>Being active, not just waiting  </li></u...
Implications for research <ul><li>Benchmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices  </li></ul><ul><li>Best means of success i...
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”Part of the job is to change the job” - Horizontal Career Development and the Changing Roles of Health Librarians

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A follow-up of the study on the possibilities of horizontal career development and the changing roles of librarians in Kuopio University Library year 2005. Then there was potential for internal task rotation and international exchange. Now aiming to identify changes in the attitudes towards and the possibilities of carrying out horizontal career development.

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”Part of the job is to change the job” - Horizontal Career Development and the Changing Roles of Health Librarians

  1. 1. ” Part of the job is to change the job”
  2. 2. Horizontal Career Development and the Changing Roles of Health Librarians 10th International Congress of Medical Librarianship 2009, Brisbane, Australia
  3. 3. Mergers <ul><li>Snellmania merger </li></ul><ul><li>University of Eastern Finland (UEF) merger </li></ul>
  4. 4. Aims <ul><li>Changing roles </li></ul><ul><li>Developing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting information </li></ul><ul><li>Controlling changes </li></ul><ul><li>Staying in charge </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated, skilled and enthusiastic staff </li></ul><ul><li>Diversifying tasks and duties </li></ul><ul><li>Determining new goals </li></ul><ul><li>Constant awareness </li></ul>
  5. 5. Methods <ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>comparing 2005 and 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>seven staff members </li></ul></ul>
  6. 13. Survey <ul><li>More interest for change than before </li></ul><ul><li>Staff not quite as content as before </li></ul><ul><li>Influences of Snellmania merger positive </li></ul><ul><li>Changes needed, but not too many at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>UEF library managers facing challenges </li></ul>
  7. 14. Interviews <ul><li>Changes influence some much more than some others </li></ul><ul><li>Some find changes desirable and search for them </li></ul><ul><li>Some, even in the middle of changes and opportunities to develop, hold still </li></ul>
  8. 15. Discussion <ul><li>Alterations </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to contribute </li></ul>
  9. 16. Discussion <ul><li>Three types of horizontal career development </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lateral move </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Job enrichment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary movement </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 17. Discussion <ul><li>Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal movements </li></ul><ul><li>Blur the borders </li></ul><ul><li>Boosting motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining motivation </li></ul>
  11. 18. Implications for practice <ul><li>What is our job </li></ul><ul><li>How we do our job </li></ul><ul><li>When we do our job </li></ul><ul><li>Who do we work with </li></ul><ul><li>For whom do we work </li></ul>
  12. 19. Implications for practice <ul><li>Taking part, not complaining </li></ul><ul><li>Being active, not just waiting </li></ul><ul><li>Informed and motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Survival </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement </li></ul>
  13. 20. Implications for research <ul><li>Benchmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Best means of success in constant change </li></ul>

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