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Dissertation Information for Barbara B. Moran

NAME:
- Barbara B. Moran
- (Alias) Barbara Moran
- (Alias) Barbara Burns Moran

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- SUNY, Buffalo (USA) (1982)

ADVISORS:
- George Sylvan Bobinski
- Philip Altbach

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- None

MPACT Status: Incomplete - Not_Inspected

Title: CAREER PROGRESSION OF MALE AND FEMALE ACADEMIC LIBRARY ADMINISTRATORS

Abstract: Although librarianship is a profession numerically dominated by females, the relative number of women decreases dramatically in the upper levels of library administration. Previous research had shown that females were less likely than males to be appointed as library directors, especially in academic libraries, but did not provide an explanation of why this disparity existed. This study examined the career progression of a group of academic library administrators over a period of 10 years and attempted to identify the factors associated with success in attaining a directorship in an academic library. Specifically, the study sought to test whether certain professional and personal characteristics that had been thought to be associated with success in becoming a library director were determinants of success for the individuals in the study and whether these determinants of success were the same for both males and females.

A survey was mailed to every individual who had been either an assistant or an associate library director in a four-year college or university during the 1969-1970 academic year and for whom a current address could be located. The items on the questionnaire fell into three major categories: The first group of questions asked about the progression of the individual's career in librarianship, the second group of questions concerned professional qualifications such as highest degree, number of publications, and activity in professional organizations, and the third group of questions gathered information on personal characteristics such as age, marital status, and number of children. The survey was returned by 320 individuals providing a 72% response rate.

There was no statistically significant association found between the professional qualifications and a directorship for females while an association existed between these characteristics and a directorship for males. There was also no relationship found between the personal characteristics and a directorship for females, however, married males with children were more often found as directors than unmarried, childless males. The only factor associated with becoming a director for females was remaining in the same library. These differences between males and females were consistent across all types of academic libraries studied.

These findings suggest that two career progression patternshave existed in academic librarianship. The first pattern, typical ofthe males, required the acquisition of professional credentials andgeographic relocations to achieve a directorship. The secondpattern was typical of the females whose likeliest chance of attaininga directorship was found in internal promotions and rising through the ranks in one institution.

MPACT Scores for Barbara B. Moran

A = 4
C = 29
A+C = 33
T = 4
G = 1
W = 4
TD = 4
TA = 0
calculated 2017-05-11 17:18:20

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Students under Barbara B. Moran

ADVISEES:
- Patricia Ellen Feehan - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1991)
- Richard Lukens Hart - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1993)
- April Bohannan - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1995)
- Pnina Fichman-Shachaf - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2003)

COMMITTEESHIPS:
- John Mason Budd - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1985)
- George Edward Craddock Jr. - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1986)
- Holly Geneva Willett - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1986)
- Patricia Ohl Rice - SUNY, Buffalo (1986)
- James Vinson Carmichael Jr. - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1988)
- George Raymond Gaumond - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1988)
- W. Michael Havener - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1988)
- Angela Beverly Ruffin - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1989)
- Diane Katherine Davies Kester - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1990)
- Kathleen Rae Brown - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1991)
- Plummer Alston Jones Jr. - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1991)
- Arabelle P. Fedora - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1993)
- Tina Maragou Hovekamp - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1993)
- Lydia Pearl Olszak - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1994)
- Irene Owens - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1995)
- Martha Montague Smith - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1996)
- Barry William Seaver - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1997)
- Sandra Hughes-Hassell - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1998)
- Barbara Miller Marson - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2001)
- Lokman I. Meho - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2001)
- Amy Pattee - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2004)
- James Lyon Dominick - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2005)
- Megan J. Oakleaf - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2006)
- Susan R. Rathbun-Grubb - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2009)
- Songphan Choemprayong - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2010)
- Derek Alan Rodriguez - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2012)
- Julia Khanova - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2013)
- Chad Henderson Morgan - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2014)
- Amanda Bennett Click - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2016)