Leap or Stumble? A Study of Library Paraprofessionals Holding or Pursuing the MLIS Degree and their Liminal Labour


The phenomenon of underemployment of MLIS-degree holding paraprofessionals has not been seriously undertaken as a matter of research concern, except for a few mentions over the past half-century. This study reports on the partial findings of a survey of Canadian and American paraprofessionals who hold a graduate degree in LIS. This report seeks to explore whether a paraprofessional role can be considered a “stepping stone” to a professional role.

Jun 5, 2024 3:30 pm — 4:00 pm