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|Title:||Clarifying Jurisdiction in the Library Workforce: Tasks, Support Staff, and Professional Librarians|
|Subject(s):||Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science
Librarians -- United States -- Attitudes.
Library technicians -- United States -- Attitudes.
|Abstract:||Jurisdiction refers to those tasks or responsibilities that are seen as central to and exclusively controlled by a profession. When library work is examined, what is the proper jurisdiction for professional, masters-level librarians? This study examines the definition of professional with respect to library workers by using data from a national survey of competencies for library support staff and by comparing American Library Association-approved competencies for beginning MLS librarians and certified support staff. According to this analysis, professional librarians are those who know context (history, theory), do research, educate patrons, and manage people and collections. They are not necessarily those who provide direct services.|
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Citation Info:||In Library Trends 59(1-2) Summer/Fall 2010: 288-314e|
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication|
|Rights Information:||Copyright 2010 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2012-10-16|
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Library Trends 59 (1-2) Summer/Fall 2010: Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science, Part 2
Library Trends 59 (1-2) Summer/Fall 2010: Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science, Part 2. Edited by Joanne Gard Marshall, Susan Rathbun-Grubb, Deborah Barreau, and Jennifer Craft Morgan