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ERIC Number: EJ792712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Good Fences Make Bad Libraries: Rethinking Binary Constructions of Employment in Academic Libraries
Jones, Phillip J.; Stivers, James
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v4 n1 p85-104 Jan 2004
Academic libraries segregate their personnel into professional and supportive categories almost exclusively on the basis of the American Library Association's (ALA) accredited master's degree. This article surveys the professional discourses of academic librarians and adopts a critical theory methodology to critique this practice. The authors recommend a refined classification of personnel without repudiating professionalism. (Contains 71 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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