This article considers the shared role of library and information studies (LIS) educators, practitioners, employing organisations and the professional associations in the development of LIS graduates and new professionals. The application of a passion-based approach to student learning, and the encouragement of 'scholarly citizenship' in students, helps to develop graduates who are already engaged with, passionate about and committed to the profession they are about to enter. However, new professionals need to be further enculturated into the profession and practice of LIS and nurtured in order for their passion to be sustained and good professional and organisational 'citizenship' developed.
reynolds, S., Carroll, M., & Welch, B. (2016). Engaging with our future: The role of educators, practitioners, professional associations and employing organisations in the co-creation of information professionals. Australian Library Journal, 65(4), 317-327. https://doi.org/10.1080/00049670.2016.1235529