[Posted on behalf of Constance B. Schulz]
Dear Archives students,
I'm cleaning out a VERY old backlog on my e-mail in box, and one of
the items was an interesting post from Dr. Elizabeth Dow at LSU, who
runs the "Southeast Archies Educational Collaborative" of which we used
to be a part. Her student did an analysis of job ads on the Archives
listserv, which much be useful to some of you who are beginning to look
Original post in early 2006:
In order to help me in planning my education program toward an MLIS, I
read all the job announcements posted on the archives and archivists
listserv for 2005. This included all weeks.
1. "processing" includes appraisal, arrangement, and description.
2. "preservation" includes lists of "performs preservation duties" and
3. "Cataloging" includes EAD, MARC, and non-specific cataloging
4. This list does NOT included museum curators, metadata librarians
and metadata catalogers, or records managers.
5. "broken link" means there was a link on the job announcement that
was no longer working.
6. This list does NOT include positions that did not require at least
a master's degree (any master's degree) in the job requirements.
Here are the results:
Total number of job announcements posted (2005) - 208
Number of announce! ments with broken link - 42
Subtotal of announcements analyzed - 166
Managerial positions posted - 31
Project archivist (entry level) positions posted - 36
Number and percentage of job announcements listing the following
DUTY NUMBER &!
nbsp; % OF SUBTOTAL
Community outreach 29 &! nbsp;
Exhibit preparation 16
I'm not sure how this will help anyone, if at all. I just thought I'd
share the results here.
Russell D. James, M.A.
Louisiana State University
Constance B. Schulz
Professor of History
Co-Director, Public History Program
University of SC, Columbia, SC 29208