ERIC Number: ED297736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Search Procedures for Senior Library Administrators. SPEC Kit 143.
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions were surveyed by the Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) in the fall of 1987 to obtain information on their recruitment and hiring practices for top level library administrative positions, and to determine in what ways search procedures may have changed over the past 10 years in response to the need for highly qualified top level library administrators. The 58 libraries that responded to the survey provided information on 60 director searches and 176 assistant/associate director (AD)-level searches over the past 10 years. Analysis of these responses shows that there has been a pronounced change in the recruitment and selection of directors, and that there is a sharp distinction between procedures for directors and for AD-level positions. The flyer summarizes the findings on recruitment, search and evaluation, and issues and trends; the accompanying kit contains the tabulated results of the SPEC survey and the questionnaire, as well as policy and procedures statements from 11 libraries, and ratings and screening procedures from eight libraries. Materials in the kit were submitted by the University of Georgia, Michigan State University, Purdue University, University of California (Irvine), University of California (San Diego), Wayne State University, University of Connecticut, University of Toronto, University of Notre Dame, University of Waterloo, Cornell University, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, New York Public Library, University of Alabama, Colorado State University, and the University of New Mexico. (12 references) (CGD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Administrators, Employment Interviews, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Library Administration, Library Surveys, Opinion Papers, Personnel Selection, Policy Formation, Questionnaires, Recruitment, Research Libraries, Search Committees (Personnel)
Systems and Procedures Exchange Center, Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($20.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.