Nina writes \”Here\’s a story from the Cleveland \”Plain Dealer\” called \”Help wanted: Librarians\” about the looming shortage of Librarians due to retirement. According to this article, \”the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 67,000 openings for librarians by 2008. But the nation\’s universities will have supplied only 45,000 librarians…\” We need to make more! \”
They point out public libraries and other conventional employers of librarians – schools, universities, law firms and medical facilities – are having to compete with the corporate sector, especially information-related businesses. They can offer more than the starting salary in a public library, typically in the low $30,000s.