Fast Facts: A Look at the Climate For Library Jobs in Colorado During 2012
Rebecca Bolger and Meghan Wanucha from Colorado’s Library Research Service have compiled statistics from Library Jobline (a job-posting website operated by the Library Research Service) and prepared a report (3 pages; PDF) that provides a look at what the market for librarians in Colorado during 2012.
The report is is titled, “More Opportunities, Lower Pay: 2012 Insights from Library Jobline” and includes three charts.
Here’s what Bolger and Wanucha conclude:
Library Jobline’s 2012 data offers mixed messages about Colorado’s library job climate. The number of employment opportunities listed with Library Jobline has steadily increased since 2009, and offers hope that it might soon reach pre-recession levels. Unfortunately, average starting hourly wages for library positions posted with Library Jobline do not demonstrate the same upward trend.
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