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Academic Library Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study - Introduction
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Title: Academic Library Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study - Introduction
Series Title: Academic Library Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study
Physical Description: Archival
Creator: Keith, Brian W.
Smith, Bonnie J.
Publisher: UF Libraries
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: January 2011
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Abstract: The Academic Library Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study is an ongoing longitudinal study to investigate the efficacy of employee recruitment techniques used by academic libraries. This study focuses on the advertising of vacancies and the solicitation of applications.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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System ID: AA00001605:00001

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Academic Libraries Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study September 2011 The Academic Library Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study is an ongoing longitudinal study to investigate the efficacy of employee recruitment techniques used by academic libraries. This study focuses on the advertising of vacancies and the solicitation of applications. The study collect s data through electronic submission on an ongoing basis, with no anticipated end date for collection. P articipant institutions may submit the ir data as s earches are conducted name Over time, the study will result in a significant volume of data on academic library recruitment efforts The d ata generated by the study allow s for comparison and assessment of l ibrary recruitment strategies in terms of their efficacy in generating qualified applicants for librarian and staff positions This includ e s an opportunity for the evaluation of the use of specific advertising venues and pract ices intended to increase applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Because this study is the first of its kind for academic libraries and the only one of this scope, the data will capture a unique variety of practices and produce a statistically significa nt sample for analysis based on institutional characteristics, position types, advertising venues, etc. In cases where the institution has requested to withhold its name from the reporting feature the search data will only indicate general information suc h as type of institution (public or private) and region. As a benefit to participant institutions, all submitted data is securely retained and made available for future reporting and interpretat ive purposes The participant institutions will be able to use the database as a repository for their own search efforts and outcomes for compliance reporting and other purposes. Additionally, institutions will learn about posting locations and results from their peer institutions and use this information to refi ne t heir own recruiting efforts or better target applicants for specialized positions. Background The University of Florida researchers and partners from peer institutions established the study design throughout 2009 : defining the study parameters and the specific data to collect and developing the data collection tool an d methodology. Participating p eer institutions : Duke University University of Massachusetts Amherst Texas A&M University University of Minnesota University of California Irvine University of North Carolina Chapel Hill University of Chicago Data collection began in spring 2010. The data collected for each search includes: type of position (faculty or staff, technical focus, employment terms, etc), locations and efforts used to advertise the position, and the results of the search (completed applications, qualified candid ates, and progress of applications throug h the selection process). Participating in this Survey To participate in this survey, submit data and use the enhanced reporting features, each individual in an institution working on the Recruitment Study must register with myOpenID for their own account name and password at the following link http://apps.uflib.ufl.edu/recruitmentstudy Contacts Any questions or comments regarding this study are welcomed and may be directed to Brian Keith or Bonnie Smith at the University of Florida, Georg e A. Smathers Libraries at (352) 273 2595 or recruitmentstudy@uflib.ufl.edu