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A Passion for Academic Librarianship: Find It, Keep It, Sustain It--A Reflective Inquiry

From: portal: Libraries and the Academy
Volume 3, Number 4, October 2003
pp. 633-642 | 10.1353/pla.2003.0075


Why do academic librarians do what they do? This article explores the sources of passion that make academic librarianship a rewarding profession. A framework is introduced that examines the relationships within and outside the academy that contribute to the academic librarian's professional passion. The challenge of sustaining professional passion is addressed.