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 and develop strategies for managing imposter syndrome 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? Maybe you feel like you "don’t belong" amongst your colleagues?  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.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: N/A

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