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The purpose of this article is to examine what employers seek when recruiting library and information professionals for a special library environment in Jamaica. The findings indicated that a variety of professional, generic and personal attributes were in demand for these professionals. There was a strong emphasis on advanced computer skills as well as communication and interpersonal skills.

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Despite there being a plethora of job advertisements studies in librarianship, few studies examine advertisements for information professionals in a special library environment. To the best of the author's knowledge, there is no study focusing on Jamaica.

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This page is a summary of: Skills and qualifications for the special library environment in Jamaica: a job advertisement analysis, Library Management, February 2021, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/lm-07-2020-0109.
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