University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications
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.
Librarians, Libraries, Job satisfaction, workplace, Digital libraries
van Reenen, Johann.
"Librarians at work: Are we as satisfied as other American workers?."
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