Make your own luck: a study of people changing career into librarianship

Chelin, J. and Deeming, C. (2001) Make your own luck: a study of people changing career into librarianship. New Library World, 102 (1/2). pp. 13-26. ISSN 0307-4803 Available from:

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Studies the reasons why people have changed career in order to become members of the library profession. Focuses on the career change decision process. This includes discussion of drift versus active choice, previous career experiences, context of life as a whole, nature of library work and the influence of other people. Measures the amount and nature of satisfaction to be derived from having made the career change. Offers suggestions for the library profession as a whole in marketing itself in order to recruit and properly remunerate skilled and enthusiastic people.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:career development, education, job satisfaction, librarians
ID Code:247
Deposited By: A. Lawson
Deposited On:17 Feb 2010 16:39
Last Modified:15 Mar 2016 10:44

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