Librarians at the BLS

Blake gives us this important information from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics which provides the occupational outlook for librarians. Unfortunately, “(e)mployment of librarians is expected to grow more slowly than the average for all occupations over the 2000-10 period.”

However, the good news is, ” librarians are needed to manage staff, help users develop database searching techniques, address complicated reference requests, and define users’ needs. Despite expectations of slower-than-average employment growth, the need to replace librarians as they retire will result in numerous additional job openings.

Additionally, CNNmoney has a STATS REPORT on where the jobs will be in general. Hint, think “service sector.”