Measuring Person–Job Fit and Career Paths of Distance Learning Librarians

Jennifer J. Rundels, Anne Marie Casey

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While person–job fit has been used to determine satisfaction in many professions, no research has been done among distance learning librarians. This study investigates person–job fit among librarians with primary distance learning responsibility compared to librarians with some distance learning responsibility and examines whether a common career path exists among the two groups. Responses indicate that librarians who work primarily in distance learning perceive a slightly better fit with their positions and the work itself while those with some distance learning responsibility experience a slightly better fit within their library organizations. Career advancement is a common motivator for both groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-338
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2019


  • Person–job fit
  • career paths
  • distance learning librarians


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