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Australian library job advertisements: seeking inclusion and diversity

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posted on 2019-01-01, 00:00 authored by K M Thompson, Rebecca MuirRebecca Muir, A Qayyum
A growing body of literature is drawing our attention to diversity in librarianship, arguing for improved inclusion through better recruitment, retention, and career advancement of minority professionals. While much of the discussion about diversity in libraries is taking place in United States, this article attempts to extend the discussion, bringing attention to diversity and inclusion in Australian librarianship through analysis of Australian library job ads. This article uses content analysis of 96 Australian job ads posted from 22 January to 3 February 2018 in key Australian library job search engines. The analysis focuses on how diversity is reflected in these ads, with a content analysis of wording focused on inviting diversity in terms of ability/disability, ethnicity and language, and gender and sexuality.

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Event

Information in Contemporary Society. Conference (14th : 2019 : Washington, D.C.)

Volume

11420

Series

Information in Contemporary Society Conference

Pagination

817 - 825

Publisher

Springer

Location

Washington, D.C.

Place of publication

Cham, Switzerland

Start date

2019-03-31

End date

2019-04-03

ISSN

0302-9743

eISSN

1611-3349

ISBN-13

9783030157418

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG

Editor/Contributor(s)

N Greene Taylor, Caitlin Christian-Lamb, M Martin, B Nardi

Title of proceedings

iConference 2019 : inform. include. inspire. : Proceedings of the 14th International Conference, iConference 2019

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