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The Future Looks Bright for Librarianship


“USA Today recently published an article entitled “Careers: 8 jobs that won’t exist in 2030.” The first career listed was “librarian.” According to author Michael Hoon, “As books fall out of favor, libraries are not as popular as they once were. That means you’ll have a tough time finding a job if you decide to become a librarian.”

Empirical data paint a far different future of career prospects in librarianship. According to a recently published report on “The Future of Skills” by Pearson, a publishing and educational company, who conducted research with Nesta and Oxford University, “Librarians, curators, and archivists” will be the ninth most in demand occupation group in coming years. Librarians will be more in demand in 2030 than media and communication workers, construction trade workers, and others, according to the report.

Why, despite consistent evidence that public librarians are in demand, do we continue to see articles proclaiming our death? The profession faces the challenge of communicating its continued relevance in changing times.”

Stephen

Posted on: December 17, 2017, 6:15 am Category: Uncategorized

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