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Subject: Survey on placement of archives program graduates

Survey on placement of archives program graduates

From: Bruce Henstell <henstell>
Date: Monday, March 11, 1996
The following is posted on behalf of Anne Gilliland-Swetland.
Respond directly to swetland [at] ucla__edu

    Attn:   Individuals who graduated between 1990 and 1996 who took
            graduate coursework in archival studies or archival
            science.
    From:   Anne Gilliland-Swetland, Assistant Professor, UCLA
    Re:     Placement trends for archival graduates.

    I am working on a research paper for presentation and
    publication that examines trends in the placement of students
    who have taken graduate archival coursework.  Since so little
    data is kept on this subject, my approach is largely
    qualitative, relying heavily on individual perspectives.  I
    would be grateful, therefore, if you would take a moment to
    contemplate the questions I have included here, and respond to
    any that are relevant to your own situation.

    Please feel free to add at, whatever length, additional comments
    and observations.

    *Please* respond directly to me at swetland [at] ucla__edu and *not*
    to this list. Please also be assured that any information you
    choose to give to me will not be used in any way that will be
    personally identifiable.

    Questions:

    1.  If you are not currently employed, is this by choice?  If
        no, how long have you been searching for a position?

    2.  Are you self-employed?

    3.  How many job offers did you receive in the 12 months
        following your graduation?

    4.  Which job hunting strategies worked, and which did not?

    5.  How long did it take from beginning your job search to being
        offered the position you finally accepted?

    6.  Was the job you took the kind of job you wanted, or did you
        take it for other reasons such as location, or salary?

    7.  What is your current job title?  If this is not your first
        position, what was that position's title and how long did
        you stay in it? What was your reason for moving on to a new
        position?

    8.  What was your starting salary and year? (entirely optional)

    9.  In what type of institution was/is your first position?

    10. Was/is your position permanent? Full-time? Grant-funded?

    11. Do you feel you have used your archival coursework in your
        position(s) since graduation?  If yes, which of the skills
        or knowledge you acquired in school have proven to be the
        most valuable to you and your employing institution?

    Once again, let me thank you for taking the time to share your
    observations. I would be happy to provide you with a copy of the
    result of this survey if you are interested.

    Anne J. Gilliland-Swetland, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Library & Information Science
    University of California at Los Angeles
    212 GSE & IS Building
    Los Angeles, CA 90024-1520
    310-206-4687
    Fax: 310-206-4460
    Swetland [at] ucla__edu
    http://scow.gslis.ucla.edu/faculty/swetland/HTML/index.html

Bruce Henstell
GEIS/UCLA

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