For immediate release | April 3, 2012

'Labor Market Updates: Looking into a Crystal Ball' program to be held Sunday during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Join your colleagues from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 24 in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., for a lively discussion on employment trends.

One of the realities of economic recessions is a restructuring of the economy. Given the depth and length of our most recent recession, there is considerable debate concerning the job market and economy of tomorrow. Are things getting better? Will libraries hire more people soon? If you are wondering what the future will look like in terms of employment—either for your library, yourself or for the people you work with—this is a session you will want to attend.

Regional Commissioner for the Bureau of Labor Statistics Richard J. Holden will provide observations and analysis on future job trends in our society with a special emphasis on the library and information profession.

Human Resource professionals, library school deans and administrators, students and anyone looking for a job now or contemplating changing jobs in the future should attend this program. It’s free, and registration is not required.

See the list of other sessions being held in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center during the Annual Conference by visiting the JobLIST conference workshops page.

Also, find out about the many other ALA Annual Conference & Exhibits highlights as they’re added—speakers, events, networking opportunities, and more. And for general information about the meeting in Anaheim, Calif., June 21-26, 2012, visit us at Save money with Early Bird Registration, open until midnight, Sunday, May 13, 2012.


Beatrice Calvin