What do they want? A study of changing employer expectations of information professionals

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105939
Title:
What do they want? A study of changing employer expectations of information professionals
Author:
Kennan, Mary Anne; Willard, Patricia; Wilson, Concepción S.
Editors:
Harvey, Ross
Citation:
What do they want? A study of changing employer expectations of information professionals 2006-03, 37(1) Australian Academic & Research Libraries
Publisher:
Australian Library and Information Association
Journal:
Australian Academic & Research Libraries
Issue Date:
Mar-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105939
Submitted date:
2006-06-03
Abstract:
This paper reports the findings of an exploratory study of position vacant announcements appropriate for library and information studies (LIS) graduates appearing in the Sydney Morning Herald over a four week period in each of the following years: 2004, 1994, 1984 and 1974. The period studied witnessed change-demanding developments in information technologies as well as changes in workplace conditions and client expectations. The study collected data on the demands of employers as expressed through job advertisements that included data on work status (full-time, part-time, contract, casual), qualifications and the experience required of the information professional at the selected timeslots. To investigate similarities and differences between periods a content analysis and co-word analysis of the job advertisements was undertaken. The ads indicated a movement from simple advertisements in 1974 inviting applications for reference or technical services librarians, to complex and specialised positions being advertised in 2004 where the most called for attributes were interpersonal skills and behavioural characteristics.
Type:
Journal Article (On-line/Unpaginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Libraries; Library and Information Science Education
Local subject classification:
LIS employment; LIS jobs; LIS positions vacant; Job ads analysis

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKennan, Mary Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorWillard, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Concepción S.en_US
dc.contributor.editorHarvey, Rossen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-03T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:37:04Z-
dc.date.issued2006-03en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-06-03en_US
dc.identifier.citationWhat do they want? A study of changing employer expectations of information professionals 2006-03, 37(1) Australian Academic & Research Librariesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105939-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports the findings of an exploratory study of position vacant announcements appropriate for library and information studies (LIS) graduates appearing in the Sydney Morning Herald over a four week period in each of the following years: 2004, 1994, 1984 and 1974. The period studied witnessed change-demanding developments in information technologies as well as changes in workplace conditions and client expectations. The study collected data on the demands of employers as expressed through job advertisements that included data on work status (full-time, part-time, contract, casual), qualifications and the experience required of the information professional at the selected timeslots. To investigate similarities and differences between periods a content analysis and co-word analysis of the job advertisements was undertaken. The ads indicated a movement from simple advertisements in 1974 inviting applications for reference or technical services librarians, to complex and specialised positions being advertised in 2004 where the most called for attributes were interpersonal skills and behavioural characteristics.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAustralian Library and Information Associationen_US
dc.subjectLibrariesen_US
dc.subjectLibrary and Information Science Educationen_US
dc.subject.otherLIS employmenten_US
dc.subject.otherLIS jobsen_US
dc.subject.otherLIS positions vacanten_US
dc.subject.otherJob ads analysisen_US
dc.titleWhat do they want? A study of changing employer expectations of information professionalsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (On-line/Unpaginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalAustralian Academic & Research Librariesen_US
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