Personalizing professionalism: The professional identity experiences of LIS graduates in non-library roles

Fraser-Arnott, Melissa Ann (2016) Personalizing professionalism: The professional identity experiences of LIS graduates in non-library roles. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis is a grounded theory study of the professional identity experiences of library and information science graduates in non-library roles. It produced a theory called the theory of personalizing professionalism that identified two identities which are held by individuals and which are both influenced by their interactions with others inside and outside of their professional groups:an internal appraisal of self (which includes their perceptions of their profession, motivations and interests, and socialization experiences) and an externally expressed identity (which guides how individuals present themselves to others through their use of labels and their career strategies).

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ID Code: 97526
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Partridge, Helen, Hallam, Gillian, & Fisher, Bill
Keywords: Grounded Theory, Careers, Professional Identity, Library and Information Science (LIS), Professional Development, Librarians, Socialization, Narratives
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 01 Aug 2016 23:31
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2016 00:13

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