ERIC Number: ED038986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Supply and Demand Analysis of Manpower Trends in the Library and Information Field. Final Report.
Bolino, August C.
Library manpower data are analyzed under five main headings: (1) employment trends, (2) expenditures, (3) salaries, (4) placements and (5) conditions of supply. The detailed, cross-section, statistical analysis focuses on the specific category of professional academic librarians. Analysis of the five main areas revealed: (1) professional employment in college and university libraries showed the fastest gain; (2) there is a heterogeneity between public and public school librarians and academic librarians; that is, there is a one-way mobility; (3) salary components of the total academic library expenditures are declining while the book share is rising; (4) the Federal share of library materials is a significant percentage of the total; (5) the number of special libraries has grown most rapidly since 1945; (6) librarians' starting salaries are lower than most other professionals; (7) salaries of academic and special librarians are higher than those of public or school librarians; (8) the number of library science degrees has tripled since 1960; (9) the number of junior college library programs has grown rapidly and (10) librarian shortages are based on the number desired; if they were based on sources of supply and effective demand, the shortages would be small. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. Dept. of Economics.
Note: "Part of A Program of Research into the Identification of Manpower Requirements, the Educational Preparation and the Utilization of Manpower in the Library and Information Profession