U.S. News and World Report Names Librarianship as “Best Career” in 2009

Source: AALL: From the Desk of James E. Duggan, December 18, 2008.

Some welcome news is today’s tough economy, U.S. News and & World Report last week named librarianship as a “Best Career 2009.” The overview dispels the image of librarians as “mousy bookworms,” reporting that librarians have become “high-tech information sleuths, helping patrons plumb the oceans of information available in books and digital records, often starting with a clever Google search but frequently going well beyond.” Special librarianship in particular is named the field’s fastest-growing job market.

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