Becoming a librarian: from Sydney to Hong Kong via a LIS degree

2017-02-20T23:33:49Z (GMT) by Joanna Hare
<div> <div> <div> <p><b>Abstract</b></p><p>This is a personal reflection of a new librarian from Sydney, Australia. It is a reflection on her previous lives before her LIS education, and her preparedness upon entering the workforce. The author relates how she learned and developed in the first two years of her library employment, and how she found herself working in an academic library in Hong Kong. The author also shares the results of a brief survey of new librarians working in academic libraries in Hong Kong regarding their experiences of LIS education and first years in the profession. The article concludes with some recommendations for other new librarians entering the workforce. </p><p> </p><p><i>This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in The Australian Library Journal on 15 September 2016, available online:<br>http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049670.2016.1233601</i></p><p><i>The author has given permission for this accepted manuscript to be made available.</i></p> </div> </div> </div>