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    Indexing change in LIS work: implications for recruiting managers


    Cullen, John G. and Kavanagh, Allison (2006) Indexing change in LIS work: implications for recruiting managers. Library Management, 27 (9). pp. 600-605. ISSN 0143-5124

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    Abstract

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on three periods of library and information service (LIS) recruitment data collected over a six-year timeframe with the aim of developing a tool for indexing change in the recruitment and labour market for workers in the field. Design/methodology/approach – The recruitment data were collected in an Irish context over three distinct 12-month timeframes (1999, 2001-2002 and 2005). The two earlier annual sets of data have already been reported and discussed, and the most recent set (2005) is presented here. The data over the three timeframes are compared here, and a practical approach for collecting these data in an ongoing fashion is suggested. Findings – The article finds that although LIS positions have become less available in 2005 than in previous periods, that remuneration has increased at a rate of 16 per cent. Originality/value – The value of this approach and the data unearthed are discussed in the context of their value to senior managers and individuals with responsibility for recruitment and strategic human resource management in library and information service context.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Information management; Labour market; Library management; Indexing; Recruitment; Ireland; Human resource management;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11246
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/01435120610715509
    Depositing User: Dr. John G. Cullen
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 13:39
    Journal or Publication Title: Library Management
    Publisher: Emerald
    Refereed: Yes
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