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Onboarding a new faculty librarian should be done holistically, including integrating them into the organization and the team, and incorporating their individual strengths. Approaching onboarding holistically can improve team functionality in terms of communication, workflow, and strategic planning. This chapter focuses on one example: face-to-face onboarding of a new Generation Y instructional design librarian who joined the library at a medium metropolitan research university. Onboarding methods presented include formal campus orientations, weekly check-in meetings, a team building exercise, background information about the library and Instruction Team projects, and additional socialization strategies. A review of the relevant literature is included.
This is an author-produced, peer-reviewed version of this chapter. The final, definitive version of this document can be found in Onboarding 2.0: Methods of Designing and Deploying Effective Onboarding Training for Academic Libraries at Nova Science Publishers. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Peacock, Rebeca and Ruppel, Margie. (2019). "Holistic Onboarding of a Generation Y Team Member". Onboarding 2.0: Methods of Designing and Deploying Effective Onboarding Training for Academic Libraries, 63-87.