ERIC Number: ED413904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
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Qualifications for Academic Librarians in Faculty Status Positions.
Etheridge, Jane Laudani
The purpose of this study was to explore and discover whether there are any differences in credentials required or preferred for academic library positions which offer faculty status, compared with those which do not include this designation. A content analysis was done using announcements for 451 nationally publicized openings. In the area of educational credentials, jobs offering faculty status were far more likely to prefer and even require a second master's degree beyond the MLS. Evidence of professional development, including the ability to do research and publish as well as the capacity for service to the institution and the profession, was also in greater demand for these positions. There were no observed differences between faculty status jobs and positions which are not so designated with respect to skills. The coding scheme and coding form are appended. (Contains 12 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Master's Research Paper, Kent State University.