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An Analysis Of Hybrid/Remote Work Eligibility In Academic Librarian Job Advertisements, Ruth S. Connell, Meris Mandernach Longmeier Jul 2025

An Analysis Of Hybrid/Remote Work Eligibility In Academic Librarian Job Advertisements, Ruth S. Connell, Meris Mandernach Longmeier

Library Faculty Publications

This paper seeks to capture changing policies and approaches to hybrid and remote work in academic libraries following the COVID-19 pandemic. For this study, job advertisements were gathered and those hiring managers surveyed. Results show hybrid/remote positions have competitive salaries, many types of academic library positions have hybrid eligibility, and campus and library policies regarding hybrid/remote work and their inclusion in job postings continue to evolve. Despite the potential recruitment benefits of these flexible work arrangements, many who offer them are not including this information in their job advertisements; therefore, job candidates should ask or negotiate for this benefit.


Moving From Learning To Active Accountability: Inclusive Position Description Toolkit To Advance And Cement All Colleagues' Work Towards A Just Library, Annie Bélanger, Emily Frigo, Kristin Meyer, Brian Merry, Jason Durham, Joseph Vanarendonk Jun 2023

Moving From Learning To Active Accountability: Inclusive Position Description Toolkit To Advance And Cement All Colleagues' Work Towards A Just Library, Annie Bélanger, Emily Frigo, Kristin Meyer, Brian Merry, Jason Durham, Joseph Vanarendonk

Presentations

So much of Libraries’ Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) work has been dually focused on increasing diversity while changing hearts and minds through training. Eventually, learning must lead to action and active commitment if inclusion, equity, and accessibility are to be integral parts of a library’s organizational culture as a PWI. By articulating how every role within the Libraries actively contributes to its IDEA commitment, leadership is making expectations clear for individuals and part of ongoing work. By building accountability for the IDEA work for all, including leaders, the libraries are ensuring that efforts are concrete, part of ongoing …


Ko Te Tāngata: For The People, Michelle Blake, Kim Tairi, Sue Roberts Mar 2023

Ko Te Tāngata: For The People, Michelle Blake, Kim Tairi, Sue Roberts

IATUL 2023 Slides

The Council of Aotearoa New Zealand university libraries (CONZUL) launched a new strategy in 2022. One of the key strands is He Tāngata Rawe (our people). We are committed to focusing on creating and fostering environments that are culturally safe, inclusive and encourage diversity. We also lead people and culture related projects that enable our staff to develop and thrive. A number of our university libraries are on their own journey but this presentation will focus on the mahi (work) taking place at Te Whare Wānaga o Waikato in Aotearoa, NZ.


Building Inclusive Libraries One Step At A Time: Kindness, Equity, And Candidate Experiences In Hiring, Annie Bélanger, Sarah Beaubien, Preethi Gorecki Jan 2023

Building Inclusive Libraries One Step At A Time: Kindness, Equity, And Candidate Experiences In Hiring, Annie Bélanger, Sarah Beaubien, Preethi Gorecki

Presentations

Have you ever wondered if the interview process could be a kinder, more accessible experience anchored in equity that is ultimately meant to develop connections? Would you like to critically examine practices in the hiring process to ensure empathy for applicants going through the process? In taking a closer look at our own practices, we made significant improvements to our processes, which have led to a more positive experience for candidates and our organizational outcomes. Each component of the hiring process can be centered in equity and accessibility. It is key to ensure that each stage contends with bias, both …


Review: Implementing Excellence In Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion: A Handbook For Academic Libraries, Lalitha Nataraj Dec 2022

Review: Implementing Excellence In Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion: A Handbook For Academic Libraries, Lalitha Nataraj

Communications in Information Literacy

Review of Lee, C., & Lym, B. (Eds.). (2022). Implementing excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion: A handbook for academic libraries. Association of College and Research Libraries.


Job Recruitment Variables And Employment Of Library Staff In Federal University Of Technology (Futo) And Imo State University (Imsu), Owerri, Libraries, Nigeria., Adaora Udo-Anyanwu, Pauline C. Ewulonu Aug 2020

Job Recruitment Variables And Employment Of Library Staff In Federal University Of Technology (Futo) And Imo State University (Imsu), Owerri, Libraries, Nigeria., Adaora Udo-Anyanwu, Pauline C. Ewulonu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This study investigated job recruitment variables and employment of library staff in Federal University of Technology and Imo State University, Owerri libraries. The study was guided by four research questions and three hypotheses. The survey design was adopted for the study. The population of this study comprised of 133 staff of the institutions. The rating scale was used to collect data for the study. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics comprising of mean and standard deviation. The null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using t-test. The major findings were that qualification, experience, age, salary and …


Research Participation And Employment For Autistic Individuals In Library And Information Science: A Review Of The Literature, Nancy Everhart, Amelia M. Anderson Jan 2020

Research Participation And Employment For Autistic Individuals In Library And Information Science: A Review Of The Literature, Nancy Everhart, Amelia M. Anderson

STEMPS Faculty Publications

Autism prevalence is growing, and autistic people themselves are important in the library and information science field, both as library patrons and employees. Including them in all stages of research about the neurodivergent experience is valuable, and their input and participation is increasingly used in technology research, particularly usability studies. Neurodivergent persons also have unique abilities that align with a wide array of information professions and accommodations can be made that allow them to thrive in the workplace. It is critical that meaningful involvement of autistic individuals is a component of making policy at all levels.


Personality Prediction Through Curriculam Vitae Analysis Involving Password Encryption And Prediction Analysis, Gagandeep Kaur, Shruti Maheshwari Nov 2019

Personality Prediction Through Curriculam Vitae Analysis Involving Password Encryption And Prediction Analysis, Gagandeep Kaur, Shruti Maheshwari

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A recruitment process requires an eligibility check, an aptitude evaluation and a psychometric analysis of prospective candidates. The work puts forward an application where the system allows employers to post new job offerings and registered candidates can apply. The application estimates applicant’s emotional aptitude through a psychometric analysis based on a test whereas the professional standard is verified via a technical aptitude test. OCEAN Model is used to assess emotional quotient and predict the personality traits. Machine learning techniques such as Logistic Regression are used for modelling the personality predictor. The details of the candidates are kept secure by using …


You Have To Work For It: Transitioning From Passive To Active Diversity Recruitment, Amy E. Tureen Aug 2019

You Have To Work For It: Transitioning From Passive To Active Diversity Recruitment, Amy E. Tureen

Library Faculty Presentations

Perhaps the most interesting thing about UNLV Libraries' transition from passive to active diversity recruitment is that the transition has been the organic & iterative. Individual choices made by specific hiring managers & search committees were repeated and improved upon by subsequent committees & hiring managers, slowly filtering up the organization until such choices were codified by HR and administration. In our experience, anyone can participate in promoting active diversity recruitment. Such initiatives do not need to come exclusively from the top down.


Kindly Hire Me: The Process And Impact Of Inclusive Hiring, Annie Bélanger, Preethi Gorecki Aug 2019

Kindly Hire Me: The Process And Impact Of Inclusive Hiring, Annie Bélanger, Preethi Gorecki

Presentations

This presentation will explore perspectives on inclusive hiring practices from both sides of the table. Grand Valley State University Libraries conducted its first diversity residency search in the summer of 2018, which integrated recently developed inclusive recruitment and high-empathy hiring practices. The search committee chair, Annie Bélanger, and one of the successful residency candidates, Preethi Gorecki, team up to dissect the hiring process from both of their perspectives. Annie Bélanger discusses the work behind critically examining the existing hiring process, designing an inclusive recruitment plan, and implementing a new structure in order to ensure empathy to applicants going through the …


Challenging The ‘Good Fit’ Narrative: Creating Inclusive Recruitment Practices In Academic Libraries, Sojourna J. Cunningham, Samantha Guss, Jennifer Stout Mar 2019

Challenging The ‘Good Fit’ Narrative: Creating Inclusive Recruitment Practices In Academic Libraries, Sojourna J. Cunningham, Samantha Guss, Jennifer Stout

University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

Academic libraries operate under the assumption that there is one “right candidate” for a multi-layered position and that a search committee, a group of individuals formed with the purpose of assisting a responsible administrator in the recruiting and screening of candidates for a posted academic position, is the fairest and most equitable approach to hiring academic librarians. That assumption is running up against the fact that libraries and academic libraries in particular have an acknowledged a problem with recruiting and retaining librarians of color. According to the latest edition of the American Library Association Diversity Counts report, librarianship remains an …


Challenging The "Good Fit" Narrative: Creating Inclusive Recruitment Practices In Academic Libraries, Jennifer Stout, Sojourna Cunningham, Samantha Guss Jan 2019

Challenging The "Good Fit" Narrative: Creating Inclusive Recruitment Practices In Academic Libraries, Jennifer Stout, Sojourna Cunningham, Samantha Guss

VCU Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

As a profession, we talk the talk of valuing diversity and inclusion, but do we walk the walk with our hiring practices? The profession stresses the importance of “a good fit” when hiring, but we rarely interrogate the fact that “a good fit” can be a reflection of our implicit biases. Academic librarians conducted a survey of hiring policies with a focus on the processes (or lack thereof) of recruiting candidates from underrepresented groups. This session will report on their findings and recommend the implementation of specific practices designed to create an inclusive candidate pool and an equitable search


Influences On The Choice Of Library Science Graduate Study: An Examination Of Cultural And Social Capital, Economic Factors, Gender, And Race, Rhonda K. Armstrong Jan 2019

Influences On The Choice Of Library Science Graduate Study: An Examination Of Cultural And Social Capital, Economic Factors, Gender, And Race, Rhonda K. Armstrong

Ed.D. Dissertations

The demographics of the library and information profession in the United States, which is primarily White and female, do not reflect the diversity of the population and those libraries serve. To further the understanding of who chooses library science graduate programs and how one might take social justice actions for more diversity, this study employed a post-positivist, quantitative study blended with critical theory. The study used Perna’s college choice model, which considers cultural capital, social capital, and economic factors as influential on college choice decisions. The study utilized a secondary data set, the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study 2008/2012 data …


Recruiting A Diverse Lis Workforce, Janet H. Clarke Jan 2018

Recruiting A Diverse Lis Workforce, Janet H. Clarke

Library Faculty Publications

What are the library services and resources that Asian Pacific Americans need? What does it mean to be an Asian Pacific American librarian in the 21st century? In Asian American Librarians and Library Services: Activism, Collaborations, and Strategies, library professionals and scholars share reflections, best practices, and strategies, and convey the critical need for diversity in the LIS field, library programming, and resources to better reflect the rich and varied experiences and information needs of Asian Americans in the US and beyond. The contributors show that they care deeply about diversity, that they acknowledge that it is painfully lacking …


Diversity Residency Programs: Strategies For A Collaborative Approach To Development, Chanelle Pickens, Ashleigh D. Coren Jul 2017

Diversity Residency Programs: Strategies For A Collaborative Approach To Development, Chanelle Pickens, Ashleigh D. Coren

Collaborative Librarianship

Organizations across the United States are investing in diversity and inclusion programs with the goal of increasing the representation of underrepresented individuals (including gender, racial, and ethnic diversity) within the workforce. Libraries are not exempt from this pursuit. For years, diversity residency programs have been introduced at a number of institutions as a way to recruit a more diverse workforce. These programs are specifically designed to introduce early career librarians from underrepresented groups to academic librarianship. A residency program will most obviously prove transformative for the participating resident, however, a well-designed program will benefit all members of the host library …


Talent Management And New Trajectories: Preparing And Retaining Early Career Librarians, Amanda B. Albert, Katherine Ahnberg, Lauren Hays Mar 2017

Talent Management And New Trajectories: Preparing And Retaining Early Career Librarians, Amanda B. Albert, Katherine Ahnberg, Lauren Hays

University Libraries Presentations

Presented at ACRL 2017, Baltimore, Maryland This poster addresses various strategies in successfully navigating the transition from LIS programs to entry level academic library employment. Comparing and contrasting qualitative early career librarian survey data with the ARL SPEC Kit 344: Talent Management, in which on-boarding and succession planning practices are discussed at the administrative level, visitors gain insight to common challenges and opportunities, including: workplace integration, communicating competency levels, evaluative criteria, professional development planning, and more.


A Family Affair: Library Opportunities To Connect With Parents And Families, Melinda Dermody, Laura Benjamin Nov 2016

A Family Affair: Library Opportunities To Connect With Parents And Families, Melinda Dermody, Laura Benjamin

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Parents are important aspects of our students’ academic lives, and as such, should be acknowledged and considered as allies and potential partners with libraries. This article presents ideas for many ways in which libraries can engage with parents and families, while also exploring the benefits of such efforts. The broad areas in which these efforts fall include 1) overall student success, 2) connecting with other student-supporting and student-reaching entities on campus, and 3) supporting the critical efforts of student recruitment and retention. In this article, examples of different parent engagement opportunities are also discussed, including involvement in campus events, engaging …


Ph.D. Holders In The Academic Library: The Clir Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Marta Brunner Mar 2016

Ph.D. Holders In The Academic Library: The Clir Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Marta Brunner

Marta Brunner

No abstract provided.


Academic Research Librarians With Subject Doctorates: Data And Trends 1965-2006, Thea Lindquist, Todd Gilman Feb 2016

Academic Research Librarians With Subject Doctorates: Data And Trends 1965-2006, Thea Lindquist, Todd Gilman

Todd Gilman

The topic of academic/research librarians with subject doctorates is largely unexplored in the literature, despite recent efforts to recruit them. Based on survey data gathered from non- LIS doctorate holders currently working in U.S. and Canadian academic/research libraries, this article highlights data and trends relating to these librarians, focusing on their demographic profile, educational background, paths into librarianship, and range of positions. It is important not only to provide vital information to the academic/research library community about these librarians as a distinct and potentially sought-after group but also to communicate their experiences to advanced-degree holders considering a career in librarianship.


Academic Research Librarians With Subject Doctorates: Experiences And Perceptions 1965-2006, Thea Lindquist, Todd Gilman Feb 2016

Academic Research Librarians With Subject Doctorates: Experiences And Perceptions 1965-2006, Thea Lindquist, Todd Gilman

Todd Gilman

The topic of academic/research librarians with subject doctorates remains largely unexplored. Based on survey data gathered from subject-doctorate holders (excluding those with doctorates in LIS) currently working in U.S. and Canadian academic/research libraries, this article extends the analysis published by the authors in the January 2008 issue of portal: Libraries and the Academy. While the first article featured quantitative analysis to highlight data and trends relating to these librarians over a 40-year period, focusing on their demographic profile, educational background, paths into librarianship, and range of positions, this article analyzes qualitative data to report their perceptions about their work environment …


Open-Access Policies: Basics And Impact On Content Recruitment, Andrew Wesolek, Paul Royster Nov 2015

Open-Access Policies: Basics And Impact On Content Recruitment, Andrew Wesolek, Paul Royster

Andrew Wesolek

The allure of passing an institutional open-access (OA) policy as a strategy to populate an institutional repository is clear. After all, educating faculty to retain their rights to their scholarly publications through passage of such a policy, then requiring them to make those publications available through an IR seems a sure path to success. However, this approach of “if you pass it, they will comply” rings eerily similar to the early and decidedly misplaced optimism of populating institutional repositories through a “build it and they will come” proposition (Salo, 2007). The Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP) …


Open-Access Policies: Basics And Impact On Content Recruitment, Andrew Wesolek, Paul Royster Nov 2015

Open-Access Policies: Basics And Impact On Content Recruitment, Andrew Wesolek, Paul Royster

UNL Libraries: Faculty Publications

The allure of passing an institutional open-access (OA) policy as a strategy to populate an institutional repository is clear. After all, educating faculty to retain their rights to their scholarly publications through passage of such a policy, then requiring them to make those publications available through an IR seems a sure path to success. However, this approach of “if you pass it, they will comply” rings eerily similar to the early and decidedly misplaced optimism of populating institutional repositories through a “build it and they will come” proposition (Salo, 2007). The Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies (ROARMAP) …


Shaping The Repository, Paul Royster Mar 2015

Shaping The Repository, Paul Royster

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries: Conference Presentations and Speeches

Repositories play 2 critical roles: collection and dissemination. How Nebraska's repository has progressed despite not taking common expert advice. Remarks on the current state of publishing. Opportunities for library publishing and disruptive innovation. A call for scholarship to "come out of Babylon"--the commercial marketplace that inhibits the free creation and sharing of knowledge. A call for librarians to take leadership in the evolution of new roles and relationships with our faculty colleagues. Sturm und Drang, hyperbole, irony, and passion.

Note: Download button links to pdf version. PowerPoint slides (~30mb) attached below as related file.

Streaming video is available at http://scholarship.law.wm.edu/lawrepositories/2015/lr2015/1/


Best Practices For Talent Acquisition In 21st-Century Academic Libraries, Kimberley Bugg Jan 2015

Best Practices For Talent Acquisition In 21st-Century Academic Libraries, Kimberley Bugg

Publications and Research

Building a qualified and capable staff to engage students, faculty, and staff in a 21st century academic libraries requires that libraries rethink traditional approaches to recruitment and retention. This article draws attention to four phases: strategic planning, branding, pipe-lining, and candidate experience as essential to talent acquisition.


Congratulations! You've Landed An Interview: What Do Hiring Committees Really Want?, Megan Hodge, Nicole Spoor Jan 2012

Congratulations! You've Landed An Interview: What Do Hiring Committees Really Want?, Megan Hodge, Nicole Spoor

VCU Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

Purpose – Although the job market remains extremely competitive for entry-level librarian positions, only individual, anecdotal stories of what hiring committees are looking for in the candidates they invite to interview currently exist; no formal studies have been conducted since the recession began in early 2008. This survey was created with the aim of allowing those with recent experience on hiring committees to provide advice to those on the market for entry-level public and academic librarian positions and to answer what are, for many job-seekers, burning questions.

Design/methodology/approach – This is an exploratory study designed to give librarians with hiring …


Oral History Interview With Ruth Pagell: Conceptualising Smu, Ruth Pagell Jan 2011

Oral History Interview With Ruth Pagell: Conceptualising Smu, Ruth Pagell

Oral History Collection

The interview covered: first involvement with SMU, new library, city campus, role and responsibilities, academic librarians, research support, digital library, PYXIS, changing role of librarians, challenges.

Biography:

Founding University Librarian, SMU, 2005–2011

Ruth A. Pagell served as SMU’s first University Librarian from June 2005 until February 2011. During her time at SMU she led the effort to create a 21st century academic library recognised for enabling university research and teaching. She oversaw the implementation of the digital library (PYXIS) and the institutional repository (InK), and the development of the oral history site. After leaving SMU in February 2011, she moved …


Recruitment And Retention Of Rural Public Library Directors In Idaho: Research Results., Thomas Ivie Dec 2009

Recruitment And Retention Of Rural Public Library Directors In Idaho: Research Results., Thomas Ivie

Thomas Ivie

No abstract provided.


Recruiting For Diversity: Strategies For 21st Century Research Librarianship, Barbara I. Dewey, Jillian Keally Jan 2008

Recruiting For Diversity: Strategies For 21st Century Research Librarianship, Barbara I. Dewey, Jillian Keally

UT Libraries Faculty: Peer-Reviewed Publications

Academic libraries, especially research libraries, are recognizing the benefits and importance of recruiting librarians from diverse backgrounds. The imperative for diversity in higher education and, therefore, in its libraries, provides the context for outlining strategies to recruiting the best and brightest librarians from underrepresented groups. Creative efforts at the national professional organizational level to recruit broadly and effectively are making a difference in widening the pipeline at the entry-level and at higher position levels. In many cases research libraries are campus leaders for diversity initiatives including recruitment and for good reason. This paper will lay out strategies for robust diversity …


Recruiting For Diversity: Strategies For 21st Century Research Librarianship, Barbara I. Dewey, Jillian Keally Jan 2008

Recruiting For Diversity: Strategies For 21st Century Research Librarianship, Barbara I. Dewey, Jillian Keally

Barbara I. Dewey

Academic libraries, especially research libraries, are recognizing the benefits and importance of recruiting librarians from diverse backgrounds. The imperative for diversity in higher education and, therefore, in its libraries, provides the context for outlining strategies to recruiting the best and brightest librarians from underrepresented groups. Creative efforts at the national professional organizational level to recruit broadly and effectively are making a difference in widening the pipeline at the entry-level and at higher position levels. In many cases research libraries are campus leaders for diversity initiatives including recruitment and for good reason. This paper will lay out strategies for robust diversity …


Membership Drive Success: Ala/Alabama's Support Staff Pilot Initiative, Kerry A. Ransel, Jack D. Fitzpatrick, John Chrastka Oct 2006

Membership Drive Success: Ala/Alabama's Support Staff Pilot Initiative, Kerry A. Ransel, Jack D. Fitzpatrick, John Chrastka

The Southeastern Librarian

Many professional associations are grappling with membership challenges. Recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a strategy they termed the “member-centered” approach (Romano, 2004). One feature of this approach designed to boost membership is teaming with state and specialty societies. The American Medical Association believes that “future cooperation and collaboration with state associations is vital to any membership turnaround” (Romano, 2004, p. 11). This partnership makes good business sense.

The American Library Association considers a cooperative venture with state associations as an important avenue to increase membership as well. Taking to heart the COPE recommendations and incorporating the idea of …