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

Title

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

Subject

Career Choices,
Education,
Library And Information Profession,
Library Students,
Mlis Students,
Motivations,
Qualitative Research,
Second-Career Librarians,
University Of British Columbia,
University Of Hong Kong

Description

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.

Creator

Liu, Jing

Publisher

Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 1-14

Date

2016

Contributor

Lo, Patrick,
Chiu, Dickson K.W,
Dukic, Zvjezdana,
Cho, Allan

Rights

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Language

eng

Type

Text

Collection

Citation

Liu, Jing, “Motivations for choosing librarianship as a second career among students of University of British Columbia and University of Hong Kong,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed August 24, 2019, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/433.