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This conference paper was originally published as Wright, L and Lombardi, J, University of Wollongong Library preparing recent graduates for a professional career in librarianship, in Khoo, C, Singh, D and Chaudhry, AS (eds), Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Library and Information Education and Practice 2006 (A-LIEP 2006), Singapore, 3-6 April 2006, 257-262. Original conference information available here.


A strategic approach to succession planning, a commitment to the profession of librarianship and a genuine desire to provide authentic learning opportunities for students committed to postgraduate studies in librarianship, resulted in an innovative professional cadetship program being established at the University of Wollongong Library. The program development, overview and preliminary evaluations will be shared in this paper.