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Win‐win strategy for the employment of reference graduate assistants in academic libraries

Win‐win strategy for the employment of reference graduate assistants in academic libraries Discusses the application of win-win mindsets and strategy in the employment of reference graduate assistants in academic libraries. The strategy covers different stages of the employment including recruitment, training and support, and transition. It focuses on the concept of treating graduate assistants as colleagues and involving them in the whole process. Also compares the differences between the employment of reference graduate assistants who are library school students and those who are non-library school students, and the differences between graduate assistants in libraries and contingency workers in the business world. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Services Review Emerald Publishing

Win‐win strategy for the employment of reference graduate assistants in academic libraries

Reference Services Review , Volume 31 (2): 13 – Jun 1, 2003

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0090-7324
DOI
10.1108/00907320310476611
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Abstract

Discusses the application of win-win mindsets and strategy in the employment of reference graduate assistants in academic libraries. The strategy covers different stages of the employment including recruitment, training and support, and transition. It focuses on the concept of treating graduate assistants as colleagues and involving them in the whole process. Also compares the differences between the employment of reference graduate assistants who are library school students and those who are non-library school students, and the differences between graduate assistants in libraries and contingency workers in the business world.

Journal

Reference Services ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2003

Keywords: Reference services; Workplace learning; Training; Graduates; Students

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