Browse by Subject "Labor studies"

  • Grady, Jenifer (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    Members and staff of the American Library Association (ALA) worked diligently over more than a decade to develop a certification program for public library managers. Spurred by a long-standing trend in many other terminal-degree ...

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  • De Long, Kathleen; Sivak, Allison (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    The 8Rs Canadian Library Human Resource Study was prompted by anecdotal report that projected a future shortage of Canadian library workers. It represents a groundbreaking collection of data that examines institutional and ...

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  • Morgan, Jennifer Craft; Marshall, Joanne Gard; Marshall, Victor; Thompson, Cheryl (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    Over the last decade the library and information science (LIS) field has experienced an increasing concern with workforce issues, including the aging of the workforce, the lack of minority presence in the field, and the ...

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  • Morgan, Jennifer Craft; Farrar, Brandy; Owens, Irene (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    The purpose of this article is to document the demographic characteristics of the library and information science (LIS) workforce and to discuss the implications of these findings for education and workforce planning. ...

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  • Morgan, Chad H.; Morgan, Jennifer Craft (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    This article examines the short- and long-term effects of entering the LIS workforce during a recession. It looks specifically at cohorts graduating from six North Carolina LIS programs during the recessions of 1973–75, ...

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  • Marshall, Joanne Gard; Solomon, Paul; Rathbun-Grubb, Susan (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    Beyond buildings, collections, and services, the library and information science (LIS) workforce is key to the success of many aspects of a knowledge economy. LIS professionals partner with educators in the instruction of ...

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  • Patillo, Ericka J.; Morgan, Barbara B.; Morgan, Jennifer Craft (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    Job autonomy is a topic that should be of concern to both library managers and employees because job autonomy may predict job satisfaction and retention. This article describes job autonomy among public and academic ...

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  • Rathbun-Grubb, Susan; Marshall, Joanne Gard (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    Over twenty-five years of research has shown that in spite of low salaries, few opportunities for advancement, and challenging work environments, most public librarians are satisfied overall with their jobs and careers, ...

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  • Marshall, Victor; Solomon, Paul; Marshall, Joanne Gard (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    This article provides an overview of the life course perspective as an approach to studying work and careers, and outlines the ways in which it was used by the Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science 1 (WILIS1) ...

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  • Marshall, Joanne Gard; Marshall, Victor W.; Morgan, Jennifer Craft; Barreau, Deborah; Moran, Barbara B.; Solomon, Paul; Rathbun-Grubb, Susan; Thompson, Cheryl A. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    This paper provides an overview of Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science 1 (WILIS 1), a large scale retrospective career study of graduates of all library and information science (LIS) programs in North ...

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  • Marshall, Joanne Gard; Marshall, Victor W.; Morgan, Jennifer Craft; Barreau, Deborah; Moran, Barbara; Solomon, Paul; Rathbun-Grubb, Susan; Thompson, Cheryl A. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    This article provides an overview of Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science 2 (WILIS 2), a study aimed at developing a career-tracking and program evaluation system that can potentially be used by all library ...

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  • Moran, Barbara B.; Leonard, Elisabeth; Zellers, Jessica (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    From the 1960s until the 1990s, gender equity was a topic of great interest in library workforce studies. In the almost forty years since affirmative action law was made applicable to institutions of higher education, ...

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  • Solomon, Paul; Rathbun-Grubb, Susan (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2009)
    This article utilizes data collected through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)–supported Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science 1 (WILIS 1)1 survey of graduates (1964–2007) of the five library ...

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