From the abstract:
Motivation: Research has shown that high employee turnover is correlated with negative overall performance and increased costs.
Problem: While employee turnover has been a significant area of study in organizational psychology and human resources management, there are few recent studies related to employee turnover in academic libraries.
Approach: This study examined the reasons librarians identified for leaving one academic institution for another within a five-year period via an online survey.
Results: Results indicate that turnover within academic libraries is influenced by several factors related to work environment, compensation and benefits, job duties and personal needs.
Conclusion: Understanding why librarians leave their positions is the first step toward improving employee retention in academic libraries.