Have you ever felt like a fraud or that you didn’t have enough experience or knowledge to successfully do your job? Feelings of imposter syndrome are not uncommon in the modern workplace, including in libraries and other information settings. During this session, we will use personal experience and research to explore imposter syndrome through the lens of new librarians and those that hire them. We’ll talk about competition in the job market, burnout rates, social media and the need for non-traditional skills in a dynamic field. Through experience and research, attendees will leave with tips and tools for managing and examining imposter syndrome.
– Recognize and describe imposter syndrome
– Compare and contrast different experiences of imposter syndrome
– Examine and develop strategies and tools for managing imposter syndrome