A Summary of MSc Research on School Libraries in the UK

Cristina Sacco Ritchie

Abstract


This paper summarises the author's MSc dissertation which was a co-winner of the 2009 LIRG student prize. It comprises two parts. The first part, a survey of school library salaries, was published in the May 2009 issue of Library and Information Update. This survey used Freedom of Information Act requests to obtain the pay grades and salaries of school librarians and public librarians across local authorities in Scotland. The second part of the dissertation discusses the findings of research conducted on the self-perceived status of secondary school librarians in the UK, with a focus on Scotland. This research will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science.

Keywords


workplace status, job satisfaction, workplace relationships

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