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Systems librarian, IT librarian, data librarian – Demand for graduates in Germany, Austria and Switzerland: a quantitative job advertisement analysis

  • This paper deals with new job profiles in libraries, mainly systems librarians (German: Systembibliothekare), IT librarians (German: IT-Bibliothekare) and data librarians (German: Datenbibliothekare). It investigates the vacancies and requirements of these positions in the German-speaking countries by analyzing one hundred and fifty published job advertisements of OpenBiblioJobs between 2012-2016. In addition, the distribution of positions, institutional bearers, different job titles as well as time limits, scope of work and remuneration of the positions are evaluated. The analysis of the remuneration in the public sector in Germany also provides information on demands for a bachelor's or master's degree. The average annual increase in job vacancies between 2012 and 2016 is 14.19%, confirming the need and necessity of these professional library profiles. The higher remuneration of the positions in data management, in comparison to the systems librarian, proves the prerequisite of the master's degree and thus indicates a desideratum due to missing or few master's degree courses. Accordingly, the range of bachelor's degree courses (or IT-oriented major areas of study with optional compulsory modules in existing bachelor's degree courses) for systems and IT librarians must be further expanded. An alternative could also be modular education programs for librarians and information scientists with professional experience, as it is already the case for music librarians.

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Author:Cedrik Zellmann, Ina BlümelORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):The Future of Education in Information Science, Proceedings from FEIS – International EINFOSE Symposium 10–11 September 2018 Pisa, Italy
Publisher:Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek
Place of publication:Osijek, Croatia
Editor:Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić, Vittore Casarosa, Elena Macevičiūtė
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2018
Release Date:2019/01/30
Tag:Systems Librarian, Data Librarian, Job advertisement analysis, Job profiles, New competencies
First Page:187
Last Page:197
Link to catalogue:1694800857
Institutes:Fakultät III - Medien, Information und Design
DDC classes:020 Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International