ERIC Number: ED364231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Librarian Job Descriptions in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 194.
Ray, Tom H., Comp.; Hawthorne, Pat, Comp.
This flyer and kit were developed by the Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to examples job descriptions used by academic and research libraries and present examples from various libraries. Job descriptions serve a variety of purposes in personnel management. In addition, current and accurate job descriptions should provide important elements of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A spring 1993 survey on librarian job/position descriptions mailed to 119 members of ARL was answered by 73 respondents. Most considered their job descriptions very or mostly accurate. Job descriptions are used for a variety of purposes, including selection and as part of the performance rating system. Part 1 of this kit contains job/position descriptions for Brown University, the Center for Research Libraries, Massachusetts Institute for Technology, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Rochester. In Part 2, job/position descriptions and annual reviews and evaluations from the University of California at Riverside and University of Texas at Austin are presented. Part 3 contains samples of job/position descriptions for Auburn University, University of British Columbia, University of Colorado, University of Georgia, Indiana University, Kent State University, McMaster University, and University of Michigan. A list of five selected readings is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Disabilities, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Job Analysis, Librarians, Library Administration, Library Associations, Library Surveys, Mail Surveys, Occupational Information, Personnel Management, Personnel Selection, Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries, Systems and Procedures Exchange Center, Office of Management Services, 21 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (Prepayment required).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Services.
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Association of Research Libraries; Examples