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ERIC Number: EJ991128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0004-8623
Australian and US Academic Library Jobs: A Comparison
Kennan, Mary Anne; Willard, Patricia; Wilson, Concepcion S.; Cole, Fletcher
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, v38 n2 p111-128 Jun 2007
The desire to investigate similarities and differences of Australian and US academic library professional librarian jobs motivated this paper. Job advertisements were gathered in August, September and October 2004. They are a subset of those reported in earlier studies which are more general in scope; this paper focused on the job market's expectations of academic librarians. Word counts and content and co-word analysis revealed a high demand in both countries for behavioural and interpersonal skills. The specification of generic competencies was more marked in the Australian data, and a number of differences existed in educational and experience specifications between countries. (Contains 37 notes and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United States