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Title: Implications for academic libraries
Author(s): Beckman, Margaret
Subject(s): Librarians’ unions Collective bargaining Academic libraries
Abstract: This paper may present a more restricted view of the academic library interface with collective bargaining than might have been anticipated, primarily for three reasons. First, I am more familiar with the Canadian academic library situation than with the American, although I have studied the pattern which appears to be emerging in American libraries. In addition, I am convinced that if academic library administrators had realized at any point within the past ten years that library management is a unique and demanding scientific discipline and had borrowed some of the techniques and methodologies being practiced in the business community, they could have been in a position of bargaining from strength rather than from weakness. Finally, I am firmly committed to the belief that academic librarians should achieve their status and any ensuing rights and privileges through their own merit, and not by accepting a system designed for another profession with similar, but not identical, objectives and requirements.
Issue Date: 1975
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In F.A. Schlipf (ed) Collective bargaining in libraries (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute 1974): 122-145.
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
ISBN: 0878450424
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-09

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