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The Graying of Academic Librarians: Crisis or Revolution?

The Graying of Academic Librarians: Crisis or Revolution? This article analyzes the aging of academic librarians and the potential shortage of librarians to replace those who are retiring. Recent statistics indicate that the exodus of retiring librarians may not be as severe as predicted several years ago. Recent articles show potential benefits as new librarians enter the workforce in large numbers to replace those who are leaving. New managers are bringing new ideas and new challenges. A few possible solutions to the problem of managerial recruitment and replacement are also discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Access Services Taylor & Francis

The Graying of Academic Librarians: Crisis or Revolution?

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 8 (3): 10 – Jul 1, 2011
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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1536-7975
eISSN
1536-7967
DOI
10.1080/15367967.2011.566517
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Abstract

This article analyzes the aging of academic librarians and the potential shortage of librarians to replace those who are retiring. Recent statistics indicate that the exodus of retiring librarians may not be as severe as predicted several years ago. Recent articles show potential benefits as new librarians enter the workforce in large numbers to replace those who are leaving. New managers are bringing new ideas and new challenges. A few possible solutions to the problem of managerial recruitment and replacement are also discussed.

Journal

Journal Of Access ServicesTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 1, 2011

Keywords: Aging librarians; librarian recruitment; librarian retirement; generation Y; Millennial generation

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