Job analyses of emerging information professions: A survey validation of core competencies to inform curricula

Bradley Wade Bishop, Adrienne W. Cadle, Tony H. Grubesic

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Abstract

Job analysts examine the tasks performed by individuals in an occupation as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform those tasks. Job analyses provide educators with a robust means to infuse feedback from real-world practice into curricula for emerging information professions. This article presents a survey validation study and findings of the American Library Association’s Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT) Core Competencies (CCs). Survey participants identified the importance of CCs required to obtain, discover, archive, and curate geographic information. The discussion includes the use and benefits of the survey validation method and findings, a detailed presentation of a potential next step for job analyses, and future directions for job analyses relating to librarianship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-84
Number of pages21
JournalLibrary Quarterly
Volume85
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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