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ERIC Number: EJ914250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Academic/Research Librarians with Subject Doctorates: Experiences and Perceptions, 1965-2006
Gilman, Todd; Lindquist, Thea
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v10 n4 p399-412 Oct 2010
The topic of academic/research librarians with subject doctorates remains largely unexplored. Based on survey data gathered from subject-doctorate holders (excluding those with doctorates in LIS) currently working in U.S. and Canadian academic/research libraries, this article extends the analysis published by the authors in the January 2008 issue of "portal: Libraries and the Academy." While the first article featured quantitative analysis to highlight data and trends relating to these librarians over a 40-year period, focusing on their demographic profile, educational background, paths into librarianship, and range of positions, this article analyzes qualitative data to report their perceptions about their work environment and the advantages and challenges of academic librarianship as a career. Providing more information about this group of librarians and their experiences highlights the valuable skills they bring to the academic/research library environment. Moreover, it can help advanced-degree holders to determine whether a career in librarianship is right for them. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States