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Motivations for choosing librarianship as a second career among students at the University of British Columbia and the University of Hong Kong

Motivations for choosing librarianship as a second career among students at the University of... The pathway to a career in the Library and Information Science field is rarely straightforward and unidirectional, but is often multi-faceted, with many circuitous detours along the way. There has been an increasing number of second-career in LIS emerging from many other non-LIS-related professions over the years. Many of these newcomers have made significant contributions to the LIS profession as they transfer their years of professional experiences, expertise, knowledge and skills from their former careers into the field. The purpose of this paper is to understand the perceptions and perspectives of the LIS students, and the various factors that influenced these midlife graduate students to consider switching from their current occupations to LIS as a second career. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Librarianship and Information Science SAGE

Motivations for choosing librarianship as a second career among students at the University of British Columbia and the University of Hong Kong

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2016
ISSN
0961-0006
eISSN
1741-6477
DOI
10.1177/0961000616654961
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Abstract

The pathway to a career in the Library and Information Science field is rarely straightforward and unidirectional, but is often multi-faceted, with many circuitous detours along the way. There has been an increasing number of second-career in LIS emerging from many other non-LIS-related professions over the years. Many of these newcomers have made significant contributions to the LIS profession as they transfer their years of professional experiences, expertise, knowledge and skills from their former careers into the field. The purpose of this paper is to understand the perceptions and perspectives of the LIS students, and the various factors that influenced these midlife graduate students to consider switching from their current occupations to LIS as a second career.

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Journal of Librarianship and Information ScienceSAGE

Published: Dec 1, 2017

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