In the face of negative messages about the value of the library degree and the future of the profession, what can we do as library professionals and educators to send a collective message about recruitment into the profession and into libraries? Do we have reliable data about jobs and placements? Do new graduates have the skills to compete successfully in a turbulent and often tight job market?  What can ALA do to support new graduates, as well as other job-hunting professionals, in building their library careers?  Please join us for  focused discussion featuring Amar Mann of the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, David Connolly the Classified Advertising Coordinator for ALA, Allyson Evans who is a future graduate, and Louise Spiteri the Director of Dalhousie University School of Information Management on Friday, January 25, 3:30 -5:00 pm at the Grand Hyatt in the Anderson Ampitheater.

Kathleen De Long, PhD, MPM, MLIS
Associate University Librarian
University of Alberta Libraries

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