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Job Satisfaction among Academic Cataloger Librarians
College and Research Libraries
  • Joan M. Leysen, Iowa State University
  • Jeanne M.K. Boydston, Iowa State University
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This article details the results of a May 2007 study of job satisfaction of cataloger librarians at ARL member libraries in the United States. Eighty-eight percent of the cataloger librarians studied were satisfied with their current job and the majority would make the same career choice again. Job facets that cataloger librarians found most important were the benefits package, relationships with coworkers, and opportunities to learn new skills. Catalogers wanted to be treated fairly, be consulted about issues directly related to their work, be informed about current activities in their department, have their opinions respected and considered, and have an administration that supports catalogers. Topics for future research are suggested.

This article is from College and Research Libraries 70, no. 3 (May 2009): 273–297.

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Joan M. Leysen and Jeanne M.K. Boydston. "Job Satisfaction among Academic Cataloger Librarians" College and Research Libraries Vol. 70 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 273 - 297
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