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professional development for new graduates and professionals in Australia

Fiona Bradley, Alison Dalby, Andrew Spencer

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This paper explores the changing work environment in libraries and information management and the impact on new professionals and new graduates. New graduates need to have their own support networks and targeted professional development to successfully navigate job and sector changes and to gain transferable skills. The development and structure of a targeted professional development event, the New Librarians’ Symposium, is discussed. This successful event, held in Australia biennially, could be considered a model of targeted professional development for other professional associations and groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-242
Number of pages11
JournalIFLA Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009



  • librarians
  • new professionals
  • professional development
  • Australia

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