Recruiters focus on future librarians

When are we going to stop seeing stories like This? A major effort to recruit and retain highly trained librarians is under way throughout the country as baby boomers begin to retire from the profession.

Nearly 60 percent of current librarians likely will retire by 2019, and 40 percent of library directors plan to retire in the next nine years, according to the New Jersey Library Association and the American Library Association in Chicago, which surveyed members.