Academic Library Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study: ALA Midwinter, Update - January 2014

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Academic Library Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study: ALA Midwinter, Update - January 2014
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Academic Library Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study
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Keith, Brian W.
Smith, Bonnie J.
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UF Libraries
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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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University of Florida
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Academic Library Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study January 2014 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 collects data through electronic submission on an ongoing basis, with no anticipated end date for collection. Participant institutions may submit their data as searches are conducted with the option of withholding the institution’s name. Over time, the study will result in a significant volume of data on academic library recruitment efforts. The data generated by the study allows for comparison and assessment of library recruitment strategies in terms of their efficacy in generating qualified applicants for librarian and staff positions. This includes an opportunity for the evaluation of the use of specific advertising venues and practices 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 significant 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 such 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 interpretative 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 refine their own recruiting efforts or better target applicants for specialized positions. Update The study was officially launched in January 2011 with 8 development partner institutions and 24 submitted searches. Data for 136 completed searches has now been submitted and the following 27 peer institutions are participating in the study: Baker College University of Buffalo College of Charleston *University of California – Irvine *Duke University *University of Chicago Georgia State University University of Colorado – Boulder Michigan State University University of Connecticut Middle Tennessee State University University of Florida Northwestern University *University of Massachusetts Amherst *Development Partner Institutions Ohio University University of Michigan Pennsylvania State University *University of Minnesota Purdue University University of Missouri Rutgers University *University of North Carolina Chapel Hill *Texas A&M University University of Pennsylvania Towson University Virginia Commonwealth University University of Alberta Participating in this Study To participate in this study, submit data and use the reporting features, institutions must register through myOpenID at http://apps.uflib.ufl.edu/recruitmentstudy/

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Academic Library Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study January 2014 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, George A. Smathers Libraries at (352) 273 2595 or recruitmentstudy@uflib.ufl.edu Overview of Positions Submitted 1/19/2012 1/23/2014 77 searches 136 searches 13 institutions have submitted data 16 institutions have submitted data 47 searches include institutional identity – 30 have withheld 96 searches include institutional identity 40 have withheld 58 librarians – 13 other Professionals 115 librarian positions 15 other professionals 33 tenure or permanent status – 32 regular – 12 temporary 52 tenure or permanent status 66 regular 18 temporary 6 searches from medical libraries 7 searches from medical libraries 82 offers extended – 68 placements 143 offers extended 119 placements Specialist Type Total Specialist Type Total Acquisitions 1 Humanities and Social Sciences 1 Archivist/Curator 12 Instructional Services 14 Assessment 1 Instructional Technology 1 Associate Dean 1 Integrated Systems 1 Cataloger 6 IT, Analyst 1 Collection Development 1 IT, Programmer 1 Collection Development & Mgt 1 IT, Systems 5 Collections 1 IT, Web Developer 5 Copyright Program Manager 1 Library Storage Facility 1 Copyright Review Management System 1 Media Specialist 1 Development/Fundraising 1 Medical Information Services 1 Digital Activities 1 Music & Performing Arts 1 Digital Activities, Off site storage 1 Other 3 Digital Projects Coordinator 1 Preservation 4 Digital Publishing Project Manager 2 Public Information/Communication 1 Digital Scholarship and Production 1 Public Services 27 Document Delivery 1 Reference 10 E Librarian 1 Resident 1 E Resources 1 Scholarly Communication 1 Exhibits Coordinator 1 Special Projects Librarian, Information Technology 1 Facilities Planning and Management 1 Subject Specialist 35 Finance/Budget/Accounting 1 Technical Services 5 Head of Web Services 1 User Experience Specialist 1 Human Resources 1 Visualization Services 1

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Academic Library Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study January 2014 Overview of Advertising Venues Postings Comp Apps Meets Min Req Phone Intv Site Intv Offer General Advertising Venues 509 1393 560 139 67 28 Electronic Mailing Lists 361 164 91 34 22 7 Recruiting Library's Venues 180 849 381 127 73 28 Social Networking Web Sites 199 22 5 7 2 1 Regional & Local Venues 352 288 89 23 10 4 Newspapers 36 6 1 0 0 0 ALA Accredited Library Schools 1108 120 60 20 7 2 Specialty Venues 322 210 95 32 26 14 Individuals 3727 1959 993 238 120 54 TOTAL 6794 5011 2275 620 327 138 Postings Comp Apps Meets Min Req Phone Intv Site Intv Offer General Advertising Venues Electronic ALA/ACRL 25 468 186 52 24 11 Elec Chronicle of Higher Ed 32 138 58 21 11 5 HigherEDJOBs 25 119 64 14 4 2 Recruiting Library's Venues Library's Web site 32 267 144 49 35 13 University's Web site 36 539 218 61 27 10 Individuals Individual solicitation 1431 58 22 17 12 10 Word of Mouth 165 149 90 48 26 10 Ethnicity of Persons Hired Men Women Total Percentage American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0 Asian 3 6 9 7.56 Black or African American 1 6 7 5.88 Hispanic or Latino 1 5 6 5.04 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 Not Disclosed 0 0 0 Other 0 0 0 White 33 64 97 81.51 Gender of Persons Hired 38 81 119

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Academic Library Recruitment Efficacy and Outcome Study January 2014 Offers African American Offers Asian Offers Latino Offers White General Advertising Venues 1 Electronic ALA/ACRL 1 1 6 Elec Chronicle of Higher Ed 1 4 Inside Higher Ed 1 Libgig 1 Medical Library Assoc 1 Music Library Assoc 1 1 Regional and Local 4 Electronic Mailing Lists Council on East Asian Libraries 1 ACRL African American Librarians listserv 1 ALA LibAdmin 1 Society of American Archivist 1 Recruiting Library's Venues Library's Web site 15 University's Web site 1 10 Other University Venue 1 ALA Accredited Library Schools 2 Specialty Venues 1 13 Individuals Individual solicitation 1 9 Not Disclosed 1 1 24 Word of Mouth 3 7 TOTAL 7 9 6