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ERIC Number: ED072805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Pages: 18
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A Survey of the Recruitment, Staff Development, and Minority Employment Practices of Research Libraries.
Webster, Duane E.; Putnam, W.
The focus of this survey, conducted by the Office of Management Studies, is on the seventy-eight university libraries in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Fifty-two libraries were interviewed by telephone calls which employed a detailed interview guide and produced a profile of practices and interests. All but three of the 25 non-participating libraries were covered by an earlier survey of continuing education. The results of this survey indicate that: (1) Recruitment practices emphasize the tried and true methods of visits to library schools, advertising in trade journals, contacting colleagues, and waiting for unsolicited applications; (2) While everyone likes the idea of staff development, few are providing concentrated organizational support; and (3) Most research libraries are actively recruiting minority staff and examining their employment patterns. The survey was also used to identify ARL member needs which could be met by the Office of Management Studies. The use of the telephone as a survey method is evaluated. Appendix I contains statistical results of the survey and Appendix II gives an annotated list of related materials. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Univ. Library Management Studies.