A Content Analysis of MLS Holders from The Directory of Library & Information Professionals.Report as inadecuate

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A content analysis of the Directory of Library & Information Professionals was performed to obtain information on people holding the Master of Library Science degree. Two thousand samples were taken and classified by gender, state where employed, job category (public service, technical service, collection management, information science, education, and administration), and whether holding a second Master's or Ph.D. It was found that 69.7% of the library professionals listed held only an MLS degree, 20.4% held an MLS and a second master's, and 9.9% held an MLS and a Ph.D. Of those sampled, 31.4% were men, 68.6% women; and 37.5% were employed in public services and 31.2% in administration. California, New York, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., were found to be among the places of high employment for MLS holders. Survey data are displayed in 13 tables and copies of the coding sheets used in analyzing the data are appended. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/BBM)

Descriptors: Content Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Attainment, Higher Education, Librarians, Library Science, Masters Degrees, Professional Personnel, Profiles, Surveys

Author: Goodwin, Timothy C.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9945&id=ED376841

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