New librarians are essential to 21st-century academic librarianship as it strives for transformation and to remain relevant and vital. However, as new librarians transition into the professional workplace, they face many challenges and barriers that place them at risk for becoming dissatisfied in their roles and leaving academic librarianship. This chapter describes factors commonly correlated with job dissatisfaction and highlights specific issues and situations where new librarians are most likely to experience these factors. Solutions and strategies for supporting new librarians at risk are explored, and best practices for recruiting, retaining, and supporting new librarians are recommended. When these solutions and best practices are employed, academic libraries become equipped to leverage the new talent, energy, and innovation that new librarians bring to the 21st-century academic library.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Early 21st Century|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)