the greying of the profession does not equal more jobs for new grads

Rachel Singer Gordon has written an excellent article for Library Journal about the “greying of the profession” hype we’ve all been hearing and how it doesn’t necessariy turn into tons of jobs for younger librarians.

“How old will you be in 2019? Will you be watching for the “next next wave” of new librarians entering the profession then? Sitting around waiting is not only macabre, it’s against the very spirit of librarianship, which recognizes the importance of the varied experiences and contributions of every member of the profession and of every piece of knowledge each of us possesses.” [lisnews]