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ERIC Number: EJ861702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0163-9269
The African American Male Librarian: Motivational Factors in Choosing a Career in Library and Information Science
Davis-Kendrick, Kaetrena D.
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, v28 n1-2 p23-52 2009
A recent American Library Association (ALA) report has shown that less than 1% of credentialed librarians are African American males. This article discusses possible reasons for this dearth; and, in an effort to inform future LIS recruiting and marketing campaigns, the included study attempted to discover which factors lead African American males to choose to pursue a graduate degree in library and information science (LIS) and practice LIS as a career. The study also canvassed African American male librarians' views on gender advantage in LIS, their career goals, perceived triumphs and challenges in LIS, and level of job satisfaction. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A