Australian library job advertisements: Seeking inclusion and diversity

Kim M. Thompson, Rebecca Muir, Asim Qayyum

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A growing body of literature is drawing our attention to on diversity in librarianship, arguing for improved diversity through better recruitment, retention, and career advancement of minority professionals. While much of the discussion about diversity in libraries is taking place in United States, this article attempts to extend the discussion, bringing attention to diversity in Australian librarianship through analysis of Australian library job ads. This article uses content analysis of 96 Australian job ads posted from 22 January to 3 February 2018 in key Australian library job search engines. The analysis focuses on how diversity is reflected in these ads, with a content analysis of wording focused on inviting diversity in terms
of ability/disability, ethnicity and language, and gender and sexuality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation in contemporary society
Subtitle of host publication14th International Conference, iConference 2019, Washington, DC, USA, March 31-April 3, 2019, Proceedings
EditorsNatalie Greene Taylor, Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Michelle H. Martin, Bonnie, A. Nardi
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783030157425
ISBN (Print)9783030157418
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2019
EventiConference 2019 - University of Maryland , College Park, United States
Duration: 31 Mar 201903 Apr 2019 (Call for papers) (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


ConferenceiConference 2019
Abbreviated titleinform | include | inspire
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCollege Park
OtherSince 2005, the iConference series has provided forums in which information scholars, researchers and professionals share their insights on critical information issues in contemporary society. An openness to new ideas and research fields in information science is a primary characteristics of the event. Attendance has grown every year; participants appreciate the inspiring sense of community, high quality research presentations, and myriad opportunities for engagement.
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    Kim Thompson (Speaker), Rebecca Muir (Speaker) & Asim Qayyum (Speaker)

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