Publisher: Amer Library Assn Editions (September 5, 2000)
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Library group of workers managers, SLIS recruiters, collage and collage counsel counselors, in addition to these contemplating LIS as a occupation, achieve behind-the-scenes views at the lives of genuine liberal arts-educated librarians who've selected this service-oriented profession.In this seminal study, Watson-Boone, self reliant researcher and previous educational librarian, investigates the connection within the university Alumni Librarians learn (CALS surveys 431 librarians who graduated from 8 liberal arts schools (Carleton, Denison, Earlham, Grinnell, Kalamazoo, Lawrence, Macalester, and Swarthmore) from 1962-2000. Following up comparable reports and connecting to broader library occupation matters, this research enhances past quantitative stories with a qualitative strategy overlaying 39 years.Library group of workers managers, SLIS recruiters, university and collage suggestions counselors, and people contemplating LIS as a occupation achieve behind-the-scenes views at the lives of genuine liberal arts-educated librarians who've selected this service-oriented profession.This examine analyzes responses and stocks the reviews of the topics of their personal phrases to trap: insights approximately faculties' and households' effect on occupation selection; how librarians normally investigate their careers; what existence and paintings are relatively like for LIS execs; and, methods librarians' capabilities have replaced over forty years. The study's findings describe values and attitudes which are just like the general inhabitants of LIS practitioners, answering the query, "Exactly who or what are librarians?"