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Staffing the Commons: job analysis in the context of an Information Commons

Staffing the Commons: job analysis in the context of an Information Commons Purpose – The purpose of this research is to apply principles from the field of industrial and organizational psychology on organizational analysis and job analysis to better identify successful candidates for employment in an Information Commons. Design/methodology/approach – Review of professional research, research from both library literature and industrial and organizational psychology, review of professional association surveys. Findings – Library administration must invest time to articulate mission, value, and goals for the Information Commons before undertaking the organizational analysis. From the organizational analysis will flow the job analysis, job descriptions and hiring protocols. Original/value – Core concepts of organizational analysis and job analysis from the field of industrial and organizational psychology are pertinent and useful to library leaders in planning, implementing and staffing new service models, such as Information Commons. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech Emerald Publishing

Staffing the Commons: job analysis in the context of an Information Commons

Library Hi Tech , Volume 26 (2): 12 – Jun 13, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0737-8831
DOI
10.1108/07378830810880333
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to apply principles from the field of industrial and organizational psychology on organizational analysis and job analysis to better identify successful candidates for employment in an Information Commons. Design/methodology/approach – Review of professional research, research from both library literature and industrial and organizational psychology, review of professional association surveys. Findings – Library administration must invest time to articulate mission, value, and goals for the Information Commons before undertaking the organizational analysis. From the organizational analysis will flow the job analysis, job descriptions and hiring protocols. Original/value – Core concepts of organizational analysis and job analysis from the field of industrial and organizational psychology are pertinent and useful to library leaders in planning, implementing and staffing new service models, such as Information Commons.

Journal

Library Hi TechEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 13, 2008

Keywords: Job analysis; Organizational analysis

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