New professionals survey results


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Results from the New Professionals Survey conducted by CDG (Scottish) Division in November 2011.

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New professionals survey results

  1. 1. November 2011
  2. 2. 1% 2% 2% 5% 9% Edinburgh 34% Glasgow Aberdeen Dundee 10% Stirling Perth Fife Online Dunfermline 11% 25%Q1. Where in Scotland would be most suitable foryou to attend events?Edinburgh (34%) and Glasgow (25%) are the most suited places for events to beattended. Aberdeen (11%), Dundee (10%) and Stirling (9%) all receive 10% of thechoices, events should also be considered. (Base sample 62)
  3. 3. 25 23 20 15 12 10 8 7 7 5 3 1 1 0 0 ILS Student In my first Qualified but 5+ years in About to start In my second Graduate No formal About to start professional not in a professional chartership or later Trainee qualification revalidation post professional posts professional about to but working post post embark on a towards qualification ACILIPQ2. Please tell us where you currently are in yourcareer?37% of respondents were Information and Library Students. (Base sample 62)
  4. 4. Other Voluntary Charity Corporate sector A New Professionals Information Day with keynote … Working with children Report writing Research Private sector Working with suppliers/publishers Job hunting/interviews Public sector Academic sector Cataloguing/Classification Marketing Library and Information Services 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12%Q3. We are considering holding events. Please indicate any ofthe following which would be of interest to you.N.B. Respondents were allowed to select more than one answer, so scores may not add up to 100%.Other refers to - Training the Trainer Portfolio Writing, Reflective practice, Develop skills further to becomespecialists, Job opportunities in non-traditional library setting, Health sector Accessibility, DDA andcompliance. Due to the low choice of these options the scores were compiled together. (Base sample 62)
  5. 5. 21% Yes No 79%Q4. Investigate the possibility of offering thechance to shadow current professionals in avariety of posts. Would this be of interest toyou?79% of respondents would be interested in shadowing current professionals in posts.
  6. 6. Other*Financial services NHS Law Schools Corporate sector Private sector Public sectorAcademic libraries 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 20%4a. Please indicate the kinds of posts youd beinterested in finding out more about.*Other includes: Institutes with rare books, charities, prisons and heritage sites withmuseums.
  7. 7. 9% 18% Email 48% Jiscmail Lists CILIP Website Facebook 24%Q7. How would you like us to communicate eventsand information to you?Communication by email (48%) is the most popular way to communication followed byJiscmail (24%) and the website (18%). Facebook (9%) is the least preferred method.
  8. 8. For further information, please contact:   Caroline Henley or Jessie Linardi CDG New Professional Officers, CDG (Scottish)  Email: With thanks to Fiona Aleksandrowicz for her assistance with this research and presentation.