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ERIC Number: EJ861935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0276-3915
Have Ability, Won't Travel
Lonergan, David
Community & Junior College Libraries, v15 n4 p217-222 2009
This article discusses the sad state of affairs in academic recruitment and retention--of library upper management. Anyone who has taken part in searches for library directors or deans knows frustration first-hand. At times there may be more open leadership positions around the country than there are applicants for them (any applicants whatsoever, not just the reasonably well-qualified ones). Such a situation has spurred some of the larger academic libraries to employ head-hunting firms, in order to actively recruit plausible candidates who are not already on the market. Smaller (or poorer) libraries may do much the same thing for themselves, proactively approaching the kind of candidate they desire. (Contains 13 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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