Will There Be a Shortage? Library school enrollment quadruples Many new hires have no library degree ARL hiring: few new professionals annually Anecdote: non-IT search pools healthy Is it possible to have a shortage in a profession with a one-year master’s degree?
Jim Neal’s “Feral Professionals” Work in non-traditional library jobs (IT, fundraising, HR, publishing, instructional technology, etc.) “Bring to the academic library ‘feral’ set of values, outlooks, styles, and expectations.” http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6304405.html
Feral Professionals They’re not like us: –Youth –Task –Education- they’re not “feral librarians” –Male-ness –Diversity –Compensation
Citations for Wilder’s Articles on the 2005 ARL Data New Professionals: Folksy Chronicle of Higher Education version: http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i25/25c00101.htm More serious pre-print version: http://hdl.handle.net/1802/4407 Aging and the Emerging Youth Movement: Pre-print of the ARL Bimonthly Report article: http://docushare.lib.rochester.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Documen t-27022/Youth%20Movement%20for%20Bimonthly.docx http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i25/25c00101.htm http://hdl.handle.net/1802/4407 http://docushare.lib.rochester.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Documen t-27022/Youth%20Movement%20for%20Bimonthly.docx