This librarian works at a library with 0-10 staff members in a suburban area in the Northeastern US.
How many staff members are at your library/organization?
Can you tell us how the number of permanent, full-time librarian positions at your workplace has changed over the past decade?
√ There are the same number of positions
Have any full-time librarian positions been replaced with part-time or hourly workers over the past decade?
Have any full-time librarian positions been replaced with para-professional workers over the past decade?
Is librarianship a dying profession?
Do you have any other comments, for job hunters or about the survey?
This library is a small public library where only the Director has an MLS degree. I have always been able to hire qualified paraprofessional workers for the six part time positions. I hire a ft Children’s librarian with a BA but without an MLS. I hire a ft Head of Circulation with a BA but without an MLS. I see the future for public libraries as very rosy and good. We must change as society changes
After 27 years I will be retiring in Jan. 2016. The Board of Trustees will have to replace me in the given job market.
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