Nexus: An investigation into the library and information services workforce in Australia. Final report
Hallam, Gillian C. (2008) Nexus: An investigation into the library and information services workforce in Australia. Final report. (Unpublished)
An analysis of the research data collected in the neXus census with a particular focus on the findings relevant to the States and Territories and the various library sectors in Australia. In recent years, there has been considerable anecdotal evidence concerning challenges facing the profession, notably about people leaving the library employment and the ‘greying’ of the profession. Through the neXus census, the researchers have captured accurate data about the LIS workforce, both currently employed and retired, recent graduates embarking on library careers and students enrolled in LIS studies. The report provides a demographic, educational and employment picture of the Australian library and information profession, as well as identifying diverse workforce planning activities being undertaken in the sector. The research is aligned with similar projects completed in Canada, the United Kingdom and United States, enabling a comparison between the situations in Australia and other countries.
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|Keywords:||Libraries, Library workforce, Librarians, Library and information professionals, Australia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Librarianship (080706)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Gillian C. Hallam|
|Deposited On:||06 Mar 2008|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:56|
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