Uncle Albert Needs You! Individual Recruiting Efforts are a Necessity and an ObligationReference and Instruction Publications and Papers
AbstractThe terms “recruiting” or “recruitment” are regularly used in two very different connotations: hiring (and retention) practices and also recruiting into the profession itself. This article will focus exclusively on recruiting to the profession. There has been a shortage of science librarians since the 1950’s, or earlier, and yet the problem has still not been adequately resolved. While there is a general acknowledgement that something needs to be done, in many cases, practicing librarians seem to feel they only have impact in one particular area—encouraging library student assistants to pursue a library science degree. There are many other ways individual librarians can participate in recruiting, even on a very small scale. Recruiting need not be a daunting, time-consuming task. This article provides some radical ideas to get people thinking and acting in ways to improve the visibility and attractiveness of science librarianship as a profession...and not just by serving as a good role model for student assistants they may (or may not) supervise.
Copyright OwnerThe Haworth Press, Inc.
Date AvailableJune 22, 2012
Citation InformationLorraine J. Pellack. "Uncle Albert Needs You! Individual Recruiting Efforts are a Necessity and an Obligation" (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lorraine_pellack/4/