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Networking, Networking, Networking: The Role of Professional Association Memberships in Mentoring and Retention of Science Librarians

TitleNetworking, Networking, Networking: The Role of Professional Association Memberships in Mentoring and Retention of Science Librarians
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDavidson, JR, Middleton, CA
JournalScience & Technology Libraries
Volume27
Pagination203–224
AbstractThe authors surveyed new and veteran science and engineering librarians to determine the roles membership and participation in professional organizations play in mentoring and/or retention to the field. The authors compare activity and membership levels in several subject-oriented organizations and discuss the perceived benefits members receive from these professional activities as well as the challenges these memberships present. The networking that occurs as part of participation in subject-oriented library associations provides mentoring that may not be available to science librarians any other way. {ABSTRACT} {FROM} {AUTHOR} Copyright of Science & Technology Libraries is the property of Haworth Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts)
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