SCIENCE BACKGROUND REQUIRED - OTHERS NEED NOT APPLY: A STUDY OF THE SCIENCE LIBRARIAN HIRING CRISIS.

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Abstract

This paper describes the results of a study seeking to determine whether or not there exists a science librarian hiring crisis and examines the background of librarians actually being hired for openings as compared to the qualifications originally stated in the job announcements. The study revealed that while difficulties exist in obtaining adequate applicant pools for science positions libraries are able to adequately hire persons who have either academic background in the sciences or science library experience. A review of the literature will be used to examine the study's results and to discuss alternative strategies for filling positions requiring specialized backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting
EditorsJulie M. Hurd
PublisherLearned Information Inc
Pages64-68
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0938734148
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1986

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting
Volume23
ISSN (Print)0044-7870

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Dewey, B. I. (1986). SCIENCE BACKGROUND REQUIRED - OTHERS NEED NOT APPLY: A STUDY OF THE SCIENCE LIBRARIAN HIRING CRISIS. In J. M. Hurd (Ed.), Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting (pp. 64-68). (Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting; Vol. 23). Learned Information Inc.