The Entry Level Gap

Submitted by Samantha on Thu, 05/05/2005 - 15:19

As noted in AshtabulaGuy's Journal, LJ has an insightful article on the challenges new librarians face as they try to secure that first professional position. Some interesting tidbits discussed include the fact that only about 11% of advertised positions are entry level, full time professional positions; and even with these positions librarians with several years' experience are applying and getting the jobs over new grads. From my perspective as a new librarian, I'm glad to see a piece that finally 'tells it like it is.' What do others think?