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ERIC Number: ED412986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 43
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Content Analysis of Job Advertisements for Systems Librarians.
Long, Jennifer M.
Job advertisements listed in "American Libraries" and "Library Hotline" from January 1993 to January 1997 and archived through the Hypertext Archives for LIBJOBS from August 1995 to January 1997 were examined to determine the job opportunities and qualifications for systems librarians. The job opportunities were analyzed in terms of the type of employing institution, the geographic location, the minimum salary, and the position level. The job qualifications were analyzed in terms of the degrees required, the minimum amount of experience required, and the specialized knowledge or experience required or preferred. Among the major findings of this study were the following: (1) there are more systems librarian positions in academic libraries than in public or special libraries; (2) the minimum salaries offered tend to fall in the $20,001 to $45,000 range; (3) the majority of the positions require an MLS degree although sometimes a computer degree may be substituted for an MLS degree; (4) experience is always required; and (5) knowledge or experience with library housekeeping systems, networks or networking, and operating systems or environments is desirable. (Contains 18 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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