ERIC Number: ED207606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Job Market in Ohio, 1976-1980: An Analysis of Position Advertisements for Public, Academic, Special and Other Library Vacancies in Ohio. Alternative Modes for Providing Graduate Education for Librarianship in Ohio. Phase One: Needs Assessment Related Paper No. 1.
Kim, Mary T.
As part of the needs assessment phase of the Graduate Education for Librarianship in Ohio Project, a content analysis of classified advertisements for professional vacancies in Ohio libraries was conducted to determine past employment trends and develop a profile of library job requirements. Employment announcements in Library Journal, American Libraries, College and Research Library News, and Ohio Library Opportunities were examined, and for each Ohio position advertised the following information was recorded: (1) the name of the employing institution, (2) the type of institution, (3) the educational requirements, (4) the type and number of years of experience required, (5) the language requirements, (6) the service area, (7) the level of the available position, and (8) the minimum salary offered. Tallies of the data by Ohio region and by library type were made. The findings of the analysis include a conservative estimate of 100 to 110 professional openings annually in Ohio libraries, and a clear indication that the majority of Ohio library positions require prior experience in addition to an MLS. The data are summarized in 18 tables. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. School of Library Science.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio