ERIC Number: ED449820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
A Content Analysis of Job Announcements for Overseas Library Positions from January 1999 to May 2000.
Yackin, Bethany D.
This study used a content analysis methodology to identify what qualifications employers were looking for in overseas library position announcements in three sources: "American libraries,""College and Research Libraries News," and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Listserv. One hundred and three (103) announcements were analyzed using the following research questions: (1) Is a Master's in Library Science (M.L.S.) required? (2) Is another type of degree required? (3) Is previous library experience required? (4) How many years of library experience are required? (5) Is there a foreign language requirement? (6) In what type of library is the job located? (7) What type of library position is being advertised? (8) What is the salary? (9) Are there benefits? (10) Where is the job located? Some of the findings of the study were: an M.L.S. was asked for in about half of the postings; previous experience was usually required with many positions asking for considerable experience; foreign language abilities were not required or preferred in the majority of listings; academic libraries were the most common type of library; administrative or faculty positions were the most frequently sought type of library position; salary ranges were quite wide with benefits mentioned about one-third of the time; and the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates were the three countries with the highest number of postings. A list of sources and agencies is compiled in an appendix to aid interested parties in locating a position as an overseas librarian. The coding sheet is also appended. (Contains 27 references.) (AEF)
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Note: Master of Library Science Research Paper, Kent State University.