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IMLS: Over $21 Million to Recruit New Librarians and Help Offset National Shortage

Over $21 Million to Recruit New Librarians and Help Offset National Shortage

“The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services announced $21,087,684 in grants to 37 universities, libraries, and library organizations across the country today to recruit and educate a new generation of librarians. The grants are designed to help offset a current shortage of school library media specialists, library school faculty, and librarians working in underserved communities, as well a looming shortage of library directors and other senior librarians who are expected to retire in the next 20 years.”

I think it’s great the U.S. is getting money, but I’m still not convinced of the impending shortage. What good is pumping out new librarians if we can’t get into those library director and other senior library positions (because ppl just don’t seem to be moving up; there’s not many entry-level jobs).

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