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ERIC Number: EJ792914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Academic/Research Librarians with Subject Doctorates: Data and Trends 1965-2006
Lindquist, Thea; Gilman, Todd
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v8 n1 p31-52 Jan 2008
The topic of academic/research librarians with subject doctorates is largely unexplored in the literature, despite recent efforts to recruit them. Based on survey data gathered from non-LIS doctorate holders currently working in U.S. and Canadian academic/research libraries, this article highlights data and trends relating to these librarians, focusing on their demographic profile, educational background, paths into librarianship, and range of positions. It is important not only to provide vital information to the academic/research library community about these librarians as a distinct and potentially sought-after group but also to communicate their experiences to advanced-degree holders considering a career in librarianship. (Contains 3 figures, 3 tables, and 39 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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