Helping new librarians find success and satisfaction in the academic library

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New librarians are essential to 21st-century academic librarianship as it strives for transformation and to remain relevant and vital. However, as new librarians transition into the professional workplace, they face many challenges and barriers that place them at risk for becoming dissatisfied in their roles and leaving academic librarianship. This chapter describes factors commonly correlated with job dissatisfaction and highlights specific issues and situations where new librarians are most likely to experience these factors. Solutions and strategies for supporting new librarians at risk are explored, and best practices for recruiting, retaining, and supporting new librarians are recommended. When these solutions and best practices are employed, academic libraries become equipped to leverage the new talent, energy, and innovation that new librarians bring to the 21st-century academic library.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorkplace Culture in Academic Libraries
Subtitle of host publicationThe Early 21st Century
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781843347026
StatePublished - Feb 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science

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