Core Competencies for Assessment in Libraries: a Review and Analysis of Job Postings

Sarah Passonneau, Susan Erickson


The authors analyzed 231 job postings that appeared on library job lists over the span of 18 months. Atlas.ti, a textual coding software was used to facilitate the contextualization the information. Jobs were included in the study if the postings addressed evaluation or assessment responsibilities. Key skills and knowledge areas required for assessment are identified. Opportunities for developing training are suggested. Areas of librarianship showing the most growth in assessment are identified.


assessment; evaluation; qualitative analysis; quantitative analysis; Atlas.ti; job postings

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