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ERIC Number: ED045129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Pages: 141
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Technological Change and Occupational Responses: A Study of Librarians. Final Report.
Presthus, Robert
This study aims to contribute to the understanding of the library occupation and its capacity to accommodate to several pervasive changes now confronting the field, including moves toward professionalization and unionization, and reorientation of its service role toward working-class clients, and preparing itself for computer-inspired automation and attending reconceptualizations of the character of librarianship, its traditional role, and the form of the materials with which it works. The study is presented in five chapters: (1) Theoretical Framework: Social Change and Organizational Accommodation, (2) Organizational and Authority Structure, (3) Social and Occupational Structure, (4) Occupational Values and (5) The Accommodation Potential. Appendix A describes the methodology used for the study. Appendix B contains the questionnaires used and appendix C gives job descriptions. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.