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Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1980 January; 68(1): 58–63.
PMCID: PMC226415

Qualifications sought by employers of health sciences librarians, 1977-1978.


A content analysis of health sciences library positions available in 1977-1978, as advertised in the MLA News, presents the professional requirements sought by employers of applicants. Data for 414 advertised positions were coded and are displayed in nine tables. Variables selected from the range of positions advertised include: type of position, years of experience, subject background, Medical Library Association, and on-line experience. Geographic distribution of jobs is also given.

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