Jennifer Jacobson, "A Shortage of Academic Librarians," The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 14, 2002
Norman Oder, "New Movement for Ph.D.'s to Work in Academic Libraries," Library Journal, June 15, 2003
U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. (Includes information on the job outlook for the library profession as a whole.)
Ad Hoc Task Force on Recruitment & Retention Issues. Recruitment, Retention & Restructuring: Human Resources in Academic Libraries: A White Paper, Final Draft, May 20, 2002. (A report from a subcommittee of the Association of College & Research Libraries, Personnel Administrators & Staff Development Officers Group. Discusses the looming shortage of academic librarians, etc. in great detail.)
Research libraries: http://www.arl.org/resources/careers/index.shtml
Todd Gilman, "Putting Your Ph.D. to Work in the Library," The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 8, 2004.
Todd Gilman, "Becoming a Librarian," The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 17, 2003.
Law librarianship: http://www.llrx.com/features/librarian.htm
Special collections: http://www.arl.org/rtl/speccoll/
Attending a Library Graduate Program:
Mary Dillon Johnson, "Turning Ph.D.s into Librarians," The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 16, 2003.
Todd Gilman, "Covering the Bases," The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 9, 2004. (About Ph.D.s attending MLS programs and enhancing employability.)
Funding for the MLS:
IMLS funding for librarianship: http://www.imls.gov/applicants/name.shtm.
Fellowship program for Ph.D.s and doctoral candidates http://www.arl.org/rtl/speccoll/
Recruiting for diversity: http://www.arl.org/diversity
National Job Shadow Day: (General information)
Job Shadowing Articles:
- Bruce, Lisa, Sue Roberts, "Job Shadowing," Library & Information Update 2, no. 9 (Sept 2003), p. 36-39.
- Sutton, Margot. "Job Shadow Day: Recruitment to the Profession," College & Research Libraries News, 61, no. 4 (April 2000), 295-298.
Other Recruitment Resources:
ALA 2003 (Toronto) session sponsored by ACRL/College Libraries Section "Casting Our Nets or Ice Fishing? Recruiting Future College Librarians." (Includes a handout on qualifications for librarians and a bibliography.)
- WESS Recruitment Toolkits Main Page
- Toolkit for Campus Presentations
- Toolkit for Presentations to Learned Societies
- Recruitment Bibliography
- WESS Recruitment to the Profession Committee Resources
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