Shifting sands: The jurisdiction of librarians in scholarly communication

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/284061
Title:
Shifting sands: The jurisdiction of librarians in scholarly communication
Author:
Ray, Michael Stephen
Issue Date:
1999
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Librarians' expanding claim on tasks in the process of scholarship is the subject of this qualitative study by a participant observer and employee of a large, team-based academic research library. The grounded theory describes gendered strategies of inclusion, usurpation, demarcation and exclusion in use by librarians as they compete and collaborate for control over tasks with both faculty, publishers, computing and student service professionals, as well as other occupational groups within the library. These competitive and collaborative strategies result in the emergence of three distinct jurisdictional and career trajectories for librarians: professional librarians, information professionals, and instructional support technicians. Recommendations are made for furthering the professional project of librarians, include strengthening the certification of librarians at the Ph.D. level, recasting information literacy instruction as navigation instruction, developing a vision of knowledge management fitting to public sector values, and encouraging librarians to bring career staff into certified instructional technology support roles.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Library Science.; Sociology, Industrial and Labor Relations.; Education, Higher.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Higher Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Slaughter, Shiela

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleShifting sands: The jurisdiction of librarians in scholarly communicationen_US
dc.creatorRay, Michael Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorRay, Michael Stephenen_US
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractLibrarians' expanding claim on tasks in the process of scholarship is the subject of this qualitative study by a participant observer and employee of a large, team-based academic research library. The grounded theory describes gendered strategies of inclusion, usurpation, demarcation and exclusion in use by librarians as they compete and collaborate for control over tasks with both faculty, publishers, computing and student service professionals, as well as other occupational groups within the library. These competitive and collaborative strategies result in the emergence of three distinct jurisdictional and career trajectories for librarians: professional librarians, information professionals, and instructional support technicians. Recommendations are made for furthering the professional project of librarians, include strengthening the certification of librarians at the Ph.D. level, recasting information literacy instruction as navigation instruction, developing a vision of knowledge management fitting to public sector values, and encouraging librarians to bring career staff into certified instructional technology support roles.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLibrary Science.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Industrial and Labor Relations.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Higher.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHigher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSlaughter, Shielaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9960262en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b40274755en_US
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