ERIC Number: ED365327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Reinvesting in the Information Job Family: Context, Changes, New Jobs, and Models for Evaluation and Compensation. CAUSE Professional Paper Series, #11.
Woodsworth, Anne; Maylone, Theresa
In spite of growing uses of information technologies, institutional policies for job classification and compensation in the information fields appear not to be keeping pace with changes in actual job content. The job streams that have been in existence for decades have not been adjusted to take into account the significant alterations occurring at working levels on campuses. Drawing on a study conducted from 1990 to 1992, this paper provides some empirical evidence that points toward the need to create one information job family and some models that point in the direction of the future. The exploratory study analyzed 63 jobs in computing centers and libraries at three selected institutions. The notion that a single job family for academic computing and library jobs is emerging was validated through this study. Also apparent was the need for analytical factors to be selected carefully and adjusted to reflect the values of the institution. Implications of the study are explored. Two appendixes list job evaluation factors and give job descriptions. (Contains 26 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Colleges, Computer Centers, Computer Uses in Education, Employment Patterns, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Scientists, Information Technology, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Library Services, Models, Occupational Surveys, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis, Values
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA.; Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.; College and Univ. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.; CAUSE, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Exploratory Studies