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Table 1. Mean Ratings of Importance of Twenty-six Qualities in Hiring SLMSs (by Perspective: Administrators, LIS Faculty, LIS Students) [ Back to Article]

 

Administrators

 LIS Faculty 

 LIS Students

Overall* 

 

Mean

Rank

 Mean 

 Rank 

 Mean 

 Rank 

 Mean 

 Rank 


Category 1: Education
MLS degree 

 3.85

13

  4.73

3

  4.60

3

  4.39

6

Library endorsement on teaching certificate 

  4.22

9

  4.69

4

 3.80

14

  4.24

10

Strong young adult literature background 

  4.19

10.5

  4.33

8

  4.16

 9

  4.23

11

Impressive array of classes over course of education 

 3.74

17.5

 3.63

18

 3.93

13

 3.77

15

Graduated from a respected university program 

 3.56

19

 3.85

16

 3.73

16

 3.71

17

High G.P.A. 

 3.44

21

 3.52

19

 3.56

17

 3.51

20

Graduated w/ honors or earned other awards 

 3.15

25

 2.74

24.5

 3.06

25

 2.98

25


Category 2: Experience
Successful internship program completion 

 3.89

12

  4.37

7

  4.07

11

  4.11

13

Previous successful teaching position 

 3.74

17.5

  4.11

15

 3.37

 21

 3.74

16

Previous successful school library position 

 3.37

22

 3.48

20

 3.42

19

 3.42

21

Previous successful library position 

 3.22

24

 2.74

24.5

 3.16

23

 3.04

24


Category 3: Recommendations    
Recommendation from previous school personnel 

  4.70

4

  4.26

10.5

 3.94

12

  4.30

8

Recommendation from internship mentor 

  4.19

10.5

  4.19

12.5

  4.11

10

  4.16

12

Positive evaluation from university faculty 

 3.78

16

  4.26

10.5

 3.75

15

 3.93

14


Category 4: Involvement     
Involvement in professional organizations 

 3.50

20

 3.78

17

 3.40

20

 3.56

18

Evidence of volunteer work w/ children or young adults 

 3.12

26

 2.93

22

 3.21

22

 3.09

22

Previous district involvement 

 3.27

23

 2.85

23

 3.10

24

 3.07

23

Desire to become involved in the district’s extra-curricular activities 

 2.85

14

 2.22

26

 3.00

26

 2.69

26


Category 5: Skills
Strong technology skills with knowledge of classroom integration 

  4.77

3

  4.48

6

  4.73

2

  4.66

 2

Evidence of strong managerial skills 

  4.81

2

  4.52

5

  4.47

4

  4.60

3

Evidence of excellent teaching skills 

  4.38

8

  4.78

2

  4.44

5

  4.53

4

Evidence of excellent classroom management skills 

  4.65

5

  4.37

9

  4.36

6

  4.46

5

Evidence of creativity

  4.46

7

  4.15

14

  4.20

7

  4.27

 9


Category 6: Compatibility  
Ability to work well w/ others 

  4.96

1

  4.92

1

  4.77

1

  4.88

1

Educational philosophy in alignment w/ district 

  4.59

6

  4.19

12.5

  4.23

8

  4.34

 7

Familiar w/ community

 3.81

15

 3.26

21

 3.51

18

 3.53

19


*Average of three group means: administrators, LIS faculty, and LIS students