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ERIC Number: ED377864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 40
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Job Opportunities for Special Librarians: A Content Analysis of Job Advertisements Appearing in the Special Libraries Association's Newsletter "SpeciaList" in 1992 and 1993.
Kelly, Patricia S.
This research aimed to determine the job qualifications and opportunities in the special library job market. The study utilized job advertisements appearing in the newsletter of the Special Libraries Association, "SpeciaList," in 1992 and 1993. Each advertisement was studied for: (1) type of library; (2) area of expertise; (3) job qualifications including an MLS, foreign language, years of experience, additional degrees, library skills, computer skills and database searching skills; (4) geographic location; and (5) compensation, including salary and benefits. Major findings indicate that the majority of positions required at least an MLS (41.1%), and that a large number of positions require more than one degree (51.0%). The subject area of greatest demand is in the field of science, with 69.9% of advertisements requiring expertise in science and engineering, science and technology or health/biological/life sciences. Experience was almost always necessary (87.7%), management and computer skills were needed (61.6% and 76.0%, respectively), and salaries tended to fall in the $25,001 to $30,000 range. Fifteen tables summarize the data. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/SLD)
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Language: English
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