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dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Ann*
dc.contributor.authorGaca, Michele*
dc.contributor.authorSiemensma, Gemma*
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Jeremy*
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Cecily*
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-29T04:18:13Znull
dc.date.available2017-06-29T04:18:13Znull
dc.date.issued2017en
dc.identifier.govdoc01056en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11054/1047null
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Enabled by an Anne Harrison research grant, HLA undertook a census of Australian health LIS and workforce in 2014/2015. The purpose was to create a baseline to measure trends, predict future needs, and provide objective evidence for advocacy. Aims: Specific objectives: conduct the census; report publicly on the data; make the census replicable. Method: Survey data were collected through elists and direct approaches to library managers. Demographic and workforce questions were adpated from NeXus3 (Hallam et al, 2011). Results: Two hundred and nineteen (219) responses, plus 61 services identified using outdated directories and lists equated to an estimated 328 health LIS. Workforce data were provided by 63% of LIS. Extrapolating to 100% suggested a workforce approximately 1,250 strong (760 health librarians, 290 library technicians, 200 non-LIS qualified staff). Health LIS vacancy rates were 10% (compared with a national rate of 1.2%). A ratio of 2:1 (imminent retirees:new recruits) indicated a critical shortage within the next five years. The workforce was largely female, 76% located on the eastern seaboard, over 70% in capital cities, and 60% in the government sector. Conclusion: The data provide evidence for education and workforce planning, advocacy, and improving the sector's profile among policy makers.en
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dc.titleAustralian health libraries' contributions to hospital accreditation: results of a national research project.en
dc.typeConference*
dc.type.specifiedPresentationen
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferencedateJune 12-16, 2017en
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferencenameInternational Congress of Medical Librarianship (ICML) and European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL): 2017en
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferenceplaceDublin, Irelanden
dc.subject.healththesaurusAUSTRALIAen
dc.subject.healththesaurusCENSUSen
dc.subject.healththesaurusLIBRARIES, MEDICALen
dc.subject.healththesaurusSURVEYS AND QUESTIONNAIRESen
dc.subject.healththesaurusWORKFORCEen
dc.date.issuedbrowse2017-01-01-
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