After 27 years I will be retiring in Jan. 2016

Market scene. Women and men. 1922 2This anonymous interview is with a librarian who has been a hiring manager. 

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?

√ 0-10

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?

√ No

Have any full-time librarian positions been replaced with para-professional workers over the past decade?

√ No

Is librarianship a dying profession?

√ No

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.

Do you hire librarians?  Take this survey: http://tinyurl.com/hiringlibjobmarketsurvey or take other Hiring Librarians surveys.

For some context, look at the most recent summary of responses.

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Filed under 0-10 staff members, Northeastern US, State of the Job Market 2015, Suburban area

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