THE EDUCATIONALBACKGROUNDOF ACADEMICLIBRARY DEANS                       Starr Hoffman                       Annie Downey  ...
ABSTRACT   This study uses quantitative methods to study the    degrees and majors of all 123 academic library deans    a...
METHODOLOGY   sample size = 104 ARL* library deans     started with the 123 library deans currently listed in ARL      d...
METHODOLOGY   document analysis:       library websites           staff directories           dean welcome pages      ...
METHODOLOGY   information gathered includes:       presence or absence of a library science degree       presence or ab...
THE DATA
RESEARCH QUESTIONS   Are newer deans:     more likely to possess a doctorate?     more likely to possess an advanced de...
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS   total ARL Deans / Directors     56 male     69 female   current study includes 104     45 ma...
DEANS AND DIRECTORS HIRE DATES      Year Hired for Current Position                  7%       35%               22%       ...
MLS ONLY 35.6% have MLS with  no additional  advanced degree                        MLS only (by year of hire) 72.9% of ...
ADVANCED DEGREES HELD90.00%80.00%70.00%60.00%50.00%               w/o MLS    81.70%40.00%               w/ MLS30.00%      ...
ADVANCED DEGREE SUBJECTS(OTHER THAN THE MLS)   12.5% American or European History   7.7% MBA   6.7% Education   3.8% P...
DOCTORATE HOLDERS   25 total     1 MD     1 DPA     23 PhD or EdD         9 History         6 Education         3 L...
INSTITUTIONS WITH DEANS OR DIRECTORSWITHOUT MLS UC Berkeley Harvard Yale University of Michigan Library of Congress ...
FURTHER RESEARCH Regression analyses should be used to determine  if there have been any changes in degrees of  deans and...
FURTHER RESEARCH None of the ARL Library deans and directors  earned advanced degrees in the hard sciences. Do  advanced ...
ANY QUESTIONS?          Starr Hoffman, MLS, MA              Librarian for Digital Collections              Government D...
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Research regarding the educational background of deans of American Research Library member institutions. Study looks at both degree types and subjects.

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  • my colleague Annie Downey couldn’t be here today, so I’m presenting the results of the study we performed together. Annie and I are both librarians at the University of North Texas and we’re also both PhD students in UNT’s Higher Education program.
  • The 104 is the number of D and Ds that we have almost complete degree info for. I focused on degrees mostly for this because the data was complicated.
  • Need regression tosee if this actually means anything because more people were hired after 2000.
  • These will not equal to 100 because some have more than one degree or do not have a second degree. The way to look at this is to say “12.5% of the deans and directors hold a degree in american or european history.” No hard sciences with the exception of MD for NIH director.
  • A lot of historians become librarians. Males are more likely to hold doctorates. The MLS is still very much a woman’s degree and that the top librarians in the country are not MLS holders is meaningful.
  • Perhaps talk about what you think the meaning of this is. Harvard and Yale both have programs to help PhDs become librarians w/o the MLS. Berkeley has over 60 bibliographers – they value subject knowledge. LOC is appointed by president – current one in place since 1987 – typically a scholar rather than a librarian. Does it mean anything that these institutions do not seem to value librarians as deans?
  • The Education of Academic Library Deans

    1. 1. THE EDUCATIONALBACKGROUNDOF ACADEMICLIBRARY DEANS Starr Hoffman Annie Downey University of North Texas QQML, May 28, 2010 Chania, Crete, Greece
    2. 2. ABSTRACT This study uses quantitative methods to study the degrees and majors of all 123 academic library deans at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions. This study shows trends in hiring deans as well as commonalities among those interested in administrative library positions.
    3. 3. METHODOLOGY sample size = 104 ARL* library deans  started with the 123 library deans currently listed in ARL directory  listwise deletion of cases for those missing specific data  most of these were only missing a small amount of information, such as the subjects of degrees or dates they were earned chose ARL deans because:  well-defined group  small size = easy to gather information on majority of deans  may serve as a model for other libraries* Association of Research Libraries
    4. 4. METHODOLOGY document analysis:  library websites  staff directories  dean welcome pages  dean bios  university academic catalogs  faculty directories  faculty profiles  CVs  press releases  library newsletters  publications  ARL minutes, news, etc. solicited any missing information by email
    5. 5. METHODOLOGY information gathered includes:  presence or absence of a library science degree  presence or absence of a doctoral degree  other degrees earned  length of time in current dean position (year hired)  specific title of their position  major subjects of study  Carnegie classification of institution at which the degrees were earned
    6. 6. THE DATA
    7. 7. RESEARCH QUESTIONS Are newer deans:  more likely to possess a doctorate?  more likely to possess an advanced degree in addition to the masters in library science? What percentage of deans have a masters in library science? Are deans with PhDs more or less likely to also possess a masters in library science? How many deans’ PhDs are in library science?
    8. 8. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS total ARL Deans / Directors  56 male  69 female current study includes 104  45 male  59 female 71% hired for current position after 2000 68% of doctorate holders were hired after 2000 only 24% have doctoral degrees
    9. 9. DEANS AND DIRECTORS HIRE DATES Year Hired for Current Position 7% 35% 22% 1980-89 1990-99 2000-05 2006-10 36%
    10. 10. MLS ONLY 35.6% have MLS with no additional advanced degree MLS only (by year of hire) 72.9% of MLS-only 2.70% holders were hired since 2000 1980-89 24.30% 43.20% 1990-99 2000-05 2006-10 29.70%
    11. 11. ADVANCED DEGREES HELD90.00%80.00%70.00%60.00%50.00% w/o MLS 81.70%40.00% w/ MLS30.00% 5.80%20.00% 38.50% 14.40%10.00% 3.80%* 0.00% Doctorate MLS MLS + 2nd* possession of MLS unknown Masters
    12. 12. ADVANCED DEGREE SUBJECTS(OTHER THAN THE MLS) 12.5% American or European History 7.7% MBA 6.7% Education 3.8% Public Administration 2.9%  English  Latin American Studies 1.9%  Music  Economics  Computer Science  Art History Less than 1%  Agriculture, French, Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Languages, Theology, Anthropology, Government, Liberal Studies
    13. 13. DOCTORATE HOLDERS 25 total  1 MD  1 DPA  23 PhD or EdD  9 History  6 Education  3 Library Science  3 Unspecified  1 Economics 56% male 45% female all doctorate holders without MLS = male
    14. 14. INSTITUTIONS WITH DEANS OR DIRECTORSWITHOUT MLS UC Berkeley Harvard Yale University of Michigan Library of Congress National Institute of Health
    15. 15. FURTHER RESEARCH Regression analyses should be used to determine if there have been any changes in degrees of deans and directors hired in the last 40 years. Further analysis needs to be done regarding the relationship between the degrees of the deans and directors and their other work experiences.  Many of these librarians completed their degrees in the 60s and 70s – it may be helpful to see what other experiences contributed to their success. A comparison of the ARL deans with other types of institutions would present a more comprehensive picture.
    16. 16. FURTHER RESEARCH None of the ARL Library deans and directors earned advanced degrees in the hard sciences. Do advanced studies in some subject areas provide better preparation than others? Is there a relationship between advanced study subject area and type of institution?
    17. 17. ANY QUESTIONS?  Starr Hoffman, MLS, MA  Librarian for Digital Collections  Government Documents Department  UNT Libraries  PhD Student, Higher Education, UNT  starr.hoffman@unt.edu  find my presentations&CV here:  http://geekyartistlibrarian.wordpress.com  Annie Downey, MLS  Instruction Unit Manager  Research & Instruction Services  UNT Libraries  PhD Student, Higher Education, UNT  annie.downey@unt.edu
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