All change: job rotations as a workplace learning tool in the Flinders University Library Graduate Trainee Program
Walkley Hall, Elizabeth
This paper examines the place of job rotations as a workplace learning tool in the Graduate Trainee Librarian Program at Flinders University Library, Australia. Specifically, it asks two questions: whether job rotation is an effective workplace learning tool for new librarians; and, whether the trainee experience contributed to the retention in the Library and career progression of those in the program. These questions are examined using Kirkpatrick's Evaluation Framework. The findings indicate that while participants rate the trainee program very positively overall, their satisfaction with workplace learning in their placements was lower. The majority of former trainees have remained with the Library and have progressed in their careers.
Trainee Librarians, Workplace learning
Hall, E.S., 2010. All change: job rotations as a workplace learning tool in the Flinders University Library Graduate Trainee Program. World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly.