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Transitioning to Academic Librarianship from Outside the Profession

Kiner, Renee and Safin, Kelly (2023) Transitioning to Academic Librarianship from Outside the Profession. Journal of New Librarianship, 8 (1). 128 - 132.

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<jats:p>Even with experience, transferable skills, and education, a new job always has a learning curve. When the new job is also part of a new career in higher education, the curve is often steeped with different expectations, communication practices, and workplace culture in general. As two academic librarians who previously worked in other fields, we have discussed our observations with other second-career librarians and noticed some similarities. In this column, we share our perspectives on the differences in work procedures and culture. We hope these considerations will be helpful to librarians entering the profession, to their colleagues, and to supervisors.</jats:p>


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kiner, Reneereneekiner@pitt.eduRAK1370000-0002-0924-3717
Safin, Kellykelly.safin@pitt.eduKAB3090000-0002-2852-2738
Date: 23 March 2023
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of New Librarianship
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Publisher: University of Colorado at Boulder
Page Range: 128 - 132
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.33011/newlibs/13/14
Schools and Programs: University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2023 18:54
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2023 17:55


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