Australian librarianship faces the same age demographic and generational changes that other western countries and some other professions will soon encounter. As Baby Boomers retire there will be job opportunities and gaps in the profession. Who will take up higher level positions? Will there be enough qualifi ed library staff to fill vacant positions? How should the library industry attract and retain young people? What will be the effect of the ‘“brain drain” on the profession of librarianship resulting from mass retirements where people will take their knowledge, history and experiences with them? Questions such as these will be addressed in this paper, which will focus on Australian library demographic statistics and generational research from Australia and other countries.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||ALIA 2004 Biennial Conference: Challenging ideas - Gold Coast Convention Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Australia|
Duration: 21 Sep 2004 → 24 Sep 2004
|Conference||ALIA 2004 Biennial Conference|
|Period||21/09/04 → 24/09/04|