Intra-Professional Mobility Between Public and Academic Libraries: An Exploration of Trends and Barriers to Mobility Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
  • Greenberg, Julie L.
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
  • This study examines the myths surrounding intra-professional mobility between public and academic libraries by analyzing data from the Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science (WILIS) I career survey to determine how many librarians have moved professionally between the two environments. Examining responses from librarians who have held positions in public libraries, but no academic libraries; academic libraries but no public libraries; and those who have held positions in both environments, this study attempts to construct a more concrete understanding of the actual professional movements of librarians, and some insight into the barriers, if any, to this transition. By developing an evidence-based picture of the professional movements of practicing librarians, librarians just entering the field and those considering a career change will be able to make more informed decisions in choosing their first and subsequent professional environments.
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  • Bergquist, Ronald
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