ERIC Number: EJ929695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
The Graying of Academic Librarians: Crisis or Revolution?
Edge, John; Green, Ravonne
Journal of Access Services, v8 n3 p97-106 2011
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.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Age Groups, Aging (Individuals), Library Science, Library Administration, Baby Boomers, Library Schools, Statistics, Library Personnel
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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