the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Devina Dandar, MLIS Candidate
Library, School, or Organization Name: Western University
Co-Presenter Name(s): N/A
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Toronto, Canada
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Students, particularly new graduates
Short Session Description (one line): We will explore feelings of imposter syndrome and strategies for building new skills from the perspective of new and early-career librarians.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Do you ever feel like you’re trying to "fake it until you make it", or that you lack the required competencies to be successful? Imposter syndrome is commonly felt by newly-graduated students transitioning to professional librarianship. This phenomenon can negatively affect how we use our current skill sets and our professional identities. During this interactive session, we’ll look at research and shared experiences to explore feelings of imposter syndrome in the context of a competitive job market, social media and the need to build new skills to make a successful student-to-professional transition. We will identify and discuss strategies for developing current skills and building new ones, such as navigating the onboarding process, professional mentorships, finding (and creating!) opportunities for partnerships with colleagues, and engaging in scholarly activities and service.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: N/A
Hi, Devina! Thank you for submitting to present. We'd like to accept this session, and our little committee is hoping you can clarify or focus on how and where the "new skills" are built. Are you comfortable with having that be a significant part of your presentation? Cheers, Steve