Chronicle.com has another one of those Shortage of Academic Librarians stories.
They say Academic libraries, experiencing a wave of retirements, are finding they have more job openings than qualified candidates to fill them.
According to the American Library Association, more than 27,000 academic librarians work in the country\'s colleges, universities, community colleges, and research libraries. In 2000, the average age of the ALA\'s roughly 65,000 members was 49. And according to a 2000 survey of library directors by Library Journal, 40 percent of the respondents said they planned to retire in 9 years or less, and 68 percent in 14 years or less.
I\'m still not sure I\'ve actually seen any real evidence of this.