Librarians: A Profession in Flux

In case you didn’t already realize it…The Wall Street Journal reports that “The librarian with cat’s-eye glasses, a faded cardigan and gray hair twisted into a bun is getting a makeover.”

The article goes on to report on new trends in librarianship as well as concerns about its future…low-paying positions make it difficult to attract qualified applicants and “industry groups warn that urban and rural public libraries are struggling to finance equipment and hire qualified staff. They also worry the aging librarian population won’t be replaced fast enough.”