University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-1998

Abstract

For almost three decades, libraries have experienced rapid change, first in behind-the-scenes technical processes, then gradually everywhere. This allowed enhanced services to our customers and new opportunities for library workers. Did it make us happier workers, or at least as happy as the general American worker? Many job satisfaction surveys has been reported and analyzed in the library literature. These were reviewed for overall satisfaction indicators. Permission was obtained from Inc./Gallup to administer six of their 34 questions verbatim to library groups. The results are described in this article.

Publication Title

Information Outlook

Volume

2

Issue

7

First Page

23

Last Page

28

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

Librarians, Libraries, Job satisfaction, workplace, Digital libraries

Comments

This is an early version (pre-e-print) of a work that was published as: "Librarians at work: Are we as satisfied as other American workers? Information Outlook, July 1998, 2(7): 23-28. It is a Research article based on surveys and statistical analysis. Preview at: http://bubl.ac.uk/journals/lis/fj/infout/v02n0798.htm

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