May 19, 2022

New Article From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): “Projections for Library Occupations”

From a New BLS “Career Outlook” Article:

Who can help you find books, digital archives, and other resources? Library workers, of course.

Librarianslibrary technicians, and other library workers connect people with information. A core focus of their work involves organizing, preserving, and sharing library collections with the public. But these workers also engage with their communities in other ways: developing children’s programming, facilitating author visits, and referring patrons to government services, to name a few.

You may find them doing all of these tasks in a variety of settings, not just public libraries. And, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects opportunities in library occupations through 2026.

The complete article features three interactive charts and two infographics.

Here is one of the charts:

and one infographic:

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.