‘Origin of the species’: Or how an LIS professional is built’

Mary Carroll, Sue Reynolds

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Using the concept of ‘paying it forward’ this session will explore what the presenters believe to be important aspects in shaping future information professionals. Through the eyes of two ‘seasoned’ LIS educators this session will discuss those influences, people, concepts and ideas which they believe can scaffold, construct, sustain and future proof the information profession so that it remains an active and vibrant sector. Referencing recent research into passion- based learning, the concept of ‘learning to be’, good citizenship, and communities of practice this session will ask participants to join the presenters in examining the influences which have shaped each individual, and also previous generations of LIS professionals. Participants will be given the opportunity to reflect on past and potential influences and factors which can contribute to professional identity and active and established membership of a professional community. Participants will also be asked to consider how they, as new professionals, may shape future generations and what they will pay forward to ensure a dynamic and passionate profession into the future.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event8th ALIA New Librarians Symposium - National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 23 Jun 201725 Jun 2017
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Conference8th ALIA New Librarians Symposium
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