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ERIC Number: ED532993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 95
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-5601-8
The Impending Leadership Crisis in Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Libraries: A Mixed Methods Study
Youmans, Tasha Lucas
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this study was to disclose the claims of an impending shortage of librarians in academic libraries as it relates to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The target population of this study was HBCU libraries that had a full-time equivalent enrollment of 3,000 students or more and that were accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The researcher invited 25 HBCU library directors to participate, and the study yielded 14 participants. Based on the demographic information collected, the data show that the predicted crisis of shortage of librarians will occur, but few strategies are in place to begin preparing for it. The study concluded that there needs to be stronger recruitment and retention measures in place, as well as succession plans in order to curb the affects of the anticipated crisis. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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