ERIC Number: EJ1066053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
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Beyond the Job Ad: Employers and Library Instruction
Hall, Russell A.
College & Research Libraries, v74 n1 p24-38 Jan 2013
Many content analyses of job ads have revealed the skills and experience needed in academic library jobs and show that library instruction is an important job duty. This study moves beyond the content of the job ads and surveys the employers themselves (in the person of the supervisor). The survey revealed that supervisors highly value library instruction. Other findings relate to the types of instruction duties the new employee will engage in and the ways that these employees learn how to do library instruction, as well as how much time the employee spends on instruction-related duties.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Occupational Information, Employers, Surveys, Library Personnel
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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