Holland postulated that the choice of a vocation is partly related to a person’s personality. He theorized that members of a vocation would tend to have similar personalities and people would choose vocations that relate to their personality. He defined personality as a cluster of personal attributes which may be used to measure the person. Describes Holland’s typological theory and its applied implications for librarians and library environments. Presents a study of librarians’ perceptions of the personality of librarians and type of library environment.
Librarian Career Development – Emerald Publishing
Published: Sep 1, 1996
Keywords: Librarians; Libraries; Personality