Barbara B. Moran

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This paper provides an overview of Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science 1 (WILIS 1), a large scale retrospective career study of graduates of all library and information science (LIS) programs in North Carolina from 1964–2007. The interdisciplinary research team used a multiple methods approach to data collection consisting of a survey of LIS(More)
Job autonomy is a topic that should be of concern to both library managers and employees because job autonomy may predict job satisfaction and retention. This article describes job autonomy among public and academic librarians using data reported by respondents to the Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science (WILIS 1) Research Project1 survey.(More)
Over the past decade in the United States an enormous amount of critical attention has been focused upon all aspects of higher education. Much of this attention has been spawned by utilitarian concerns about economic costs and subsequent career return on investment,2 and by innovations in technology that lead to globalization and alternative modes of(More)
THETOPIC OF GENDER DIFFERENCES in leadership style has been of great interest to researchers in the fields of psychology, management, and sociology, especially in recent years, as women have begun to assume more leadership positions. This article presents an overview of the research on gender differences in leadership, examines the impact of sex(More)
Though Walvoord and McCarthy are the authors of this chapter, all team members have had input, and the chapter is based on the entire team's study. Thus "we" in this chapter refers to the team as a whole. We summarized some of our findings in Chapter 1 as a way of helping readers prepare for the classroom chapters. In this chapter, we complete that summary(More)
This article provides an overview of Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science 2 (WILIS 2),1 a study aimed at developing a career-tracking and program evaluation system that can potentially be used by all library and information science (LIS) programs. Such a system could enable stakeholders at all levels to collect data on an ongoing basis,(More)