University Library Directors in the Association of Research Libraries: The Next Generation, Part One

Peter Hernon, Ronald R. Powell, Arthur P. Young

Abstract

Using multiple means of data collection, this study identifies the attributes that present and future directors of the academic libraries in the Association of Research Libraries need to possess. Present-day directors must possess a wide variety of attributes and are less likely to remain in the same position for as many years as their predecessors did. With the aging population of academic librarians, matching the right individual with the right institution is likely to be increasingly difficult in the future.

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