Age of Librarians
Mary Jo Lynch, Director, ALA Office for Research and Statistics
Respondents were asked to "Please consider all full-time staff with master's degrees from programs in library and information studies accredited by ALA and estimate how many are in each of the following age groups."
|60 and over||
All three of these sources indicate that there is a need for sustained effort to recruit new people into the LIS professions and to retain those who are working in libraries today. As large numbers of LIS professionals reach retirement age, there is a corresponding need for new people to replace them.