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Survey of Academic Library Leadership: Hiring Plans & View of Libary Science Schools

  • ID: 4767230
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  • 51 pages
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The study presents detailed data about academic library hiring plans for MLS/MLIS grads and for information technology specialists (without a specific library science degree) for the upcoming year; it also presents this data for the past year.  In addition, the study offers the opinion of 96 library directors, provosts and deans about how they view the quality of graduate library programs and what skill areas they feel current grads excel and in which areas they are lacking.  The study also details those skill areas which today’s academic library leadership finds difficult to find in the current library labor market.  In addition to detailed data on plans to hire MLS/MLIS grads, the study provides specific data on the recent past and future plans to hire information technology specialists without a library science degree.

Just a few of this report’s many findings are that:

  • All of the institutions hiring three or more MLS grads in the past year were MA/PHD granting institutions or research universities.
  • Poor writing and communication skills were some of the most often cited deficiencies noted in today’s library science MLS grads.
  • Colleges with more than 10,000 enrolled students hired more than 3x as many information technology specialists in the past year than did smaller colleges.
  • Research universities in the sample hired a mean of 1.4 information technology specialists in the past year.

Data in the report is broken out by many criteria, including enrollment size, tuition, public/private status and type/Carnegie class of the institutions as well as age and work title of the personal survey participants.

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1. THE QUESTIONNAIRE

2. PARTICIPANTS LIST

  • Characteristics of the Sample

3. SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS

  • Overall Level of Satisfaction with Recently Hired MLS Grads
  • Number of MLS Grads Hired in the Past Year
  • Plans for Hiring MLS Grads in the Upcoming Year
  • Subject & Skill Areas in which Recent MLS Grads were Best and Least Well Prepared
  • Skills that Survey Participants Find Hard to Find in the Current Library Labor Market
  • The Library Science Programs that Academic Libraries Look to First
  • Number of Information Technology Specialists Hired in the Past Year Who do not have an MLS Degree
  • Anticipated Number of Information Technology Specialists Who do not have an MLS Degree to be Hired in the Next Year
  • Survey Participant’s List of the Top Five Library Science Grad Programs in the USA

List of Tables
Table 1.1 How satisfied are you with the quality of the library science educationreceived by graduates of the MLS programs from which your library has hiredover the past three years?
Table 1.2 How satisfied are you with the quality of the library science educationreceived by graduates of the MLS programs from which your library has hiredover the past three years? Broken out by work title of the survey participant
Table 1.3 How satisfied are you with the quality of the library science educationreceived by graduates of the MLS programs from which your library has hiredover the past three years? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 1.4 How satisfied are you with the quality of the library science educationreceived by graduates of the MLS programs from which your library has hiredover the past three years? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 1.5 How satisfied are you with the quality of the library science educationreceived by graduates of the MLS programs from which your library has hiredover the past three years? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of institution
Table 1.6 How satisfied are you with the quality of the library science educationreceived by graduates of the MLS programs from which your library has hiredover the past three years? Broken out by enrollment
Table 1.7 How satisfied are you with the quality of the library science educationreceived by graduates of the MLS programs from which your library has hiredover the past three years? Broken out by tuition,$
Table 1.8 How satisfied are you with the quality of the library science educationreceived by graduates of the MLS programs from which your library has hiredover the past three years? Broken out by geographic location of the institution
Table 2 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire in the past year? For thefollowing year?
Table 2.1.1 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire in the past year?
Table 2.1.2 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire in the past year? Broken out by work title of the survey participant 
Table 2.1.3 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire in the past year? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.1.4 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire in the past year? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 2.1.5 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire in the past year? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of institution
Table 2.1.6 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire in the past year? Broken out by enrollment
Table 2.1.7 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire in the past year? Broken out by tuition,$
Table 2.1.8 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire in the past year? Broken out by geographic location of the institution
Table 2.2.1 How many MLS grads will you hire over the next year?
Table 2.2.2 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire over the next year?Broken out by work title of the survey participant
Table 2.2.3 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire over the next year?Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.2.4 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire over the next year?Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 2.2.5 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire over the next year?Broken out by type or Carnegie class of institution
Table 2.2.6 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire over the next year?Broken out by enrollment
Table 2.2.7 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire over the next year?Broken out by tuition,$
Table 2.2.8 How many MLS grads did you (will you) hire over the next year?Broken out by geographic location of the institution In what areas do you find that your recent new MLS-holding hires were bestprepared? Least well prepared? Broken out by type or Carnegie class ofinstitution What skills does your library need but find it difficult or too expensive to find inthe current library labor market? Broken out by type or Carnegie class ofinstitution When you have positions for new hires, which library science schools do youroutinely look to first? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of institution
Table 3 How many information technology specialists who do not have an MLSdid the library hire in the past year? For the next year? (note that this and thenext question are about the number of new hires not about new positions or staffincreases necessarily)
Table 3.1.1 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS did the library hire in the past year?
Table 3.1.2 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS did the library hire in the past year?  Broken out by work title of thesurvey participant
Table 3.1.3 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS did the library hire in the past year?  Broken out by age range of thesurvey participant 
Table 3.1.4 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS did the library hire in the past year?  Broken out for public and privatecolleges
Table 3.1.5 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS did the library hire in the past year?  Broken out by type or Carnegie classof institution
Table 3.1.6 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS did the library hire in the past year?  Broken out by enrollment
Table 3.1.7 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS did the library hire in the past year?  Broken out by tuition,$
Table 3.1.8 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS did the library hire in the past year?  Broken out by geographic location ofthe institution
Table 3.2.1 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS will the library hire in the next year?
Table 3.2.2 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS will the library hire in the next year?  Broken out by work title of thesurvey participant
Table 3.2.3 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS will the library hire in the next year?  Broken out by age range of thesurvey participant
Table 3.2.4 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS will the library hire in the next year?  Broken out for public and privatecolleges
Table 3.2.5 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS will the library hire in the next year?  Broken out by type or Carnegieclass of institution
Table 3.2.6 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS will the library hire in the next year?  Broken out by enrollment
Table 3.2.7 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS will the library hire in the next year?  Broken out by tuition,$
Table 3.2.8 How many information technology specialists who do not have anMLS will the library hire in the next year?  Broken out by geographic locationof the institution In your view what are the top five library science graduate programs in NorthAmerica, ranked by order of excellence. First choice. Broken out by type orCarnegie class of institution In your view what are the top five library science graduate programs in NorthAmerica, ranked by order of excellence. Second choice. Broken out by type orCarnegie class of institution In your view what are the top five library science graduate programs in NorthAmerica, ranked by order of excellence. Third choice. Broken out by type orCarnegie class of institution In your view what are the top five library science graduate programs in NorthAmerica, ranked by order of excellence. Fourth choice. Broken out by type orCarnegie class of institution In your view what are the top five library science graduate programs in NorthAmerica, ranked by order of excellence. Fifth choice. Broken out by type orCarnegie class of institution

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