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A strong future for public library use and employment

Author: José-Marie Griffiths; Donald W King
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2011.
Series: ALA research series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The latest and most comprehensive assessment of public librarians' education and career paths to date, this important volume reports on a large-scale research project performed by authors and Presented in collaboration with the Office for Research and Statistics (ORS), the book includes an examination of trends in public library employment, such as.

Staff structure and educational level of staff.

Outsourcing of library functions.

Quality-of-life and quality-of-service assessment.

This book serves as a crucial guide to public library administrators as they plan for staffing in years to come. --Book Jacket.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Use studies
Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José-Marie Griffiths; Donald W King
ISBN: 9780838935880 0838935885
OCLC Number: 710045064
Description: xx, 138 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Executive summary --
The strong upward trend in use of public libraries --
Public libraries are used for many purposes --
The value of public libraries and taxpayer return on investment --
Public library operations --
Status of public MLS librarians --
Evidence of career paths of public MLS librarians --
Ten-year forecast of the number of public MLS librarians in the workforce --
Librarian employment and library experience during the past three recessions.
Series Title: ALA research series.
Responsibility: José-Marie Griffiths and Donald W. King.

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Published in collaboration with the Office for Research and Statistics, this book includes an examination of trends in public-library employment, such as: Staff structure and educational level of  Read more...

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