show us the numbers re: new librarian jobs

www.librarian.net/stax/3326…

Jessamyn writes: “If the numbers are there, I’d like to see them. Otherwise this speculation about the graying of the profession doesn’t really seem to be fact-based.”

And quoting Closed Stacks: “ALA is still promoting the idea that we are approaching a librarian shortage and cannot possibly train enough people to continue on the grand tradition of librarianship. This information was suspect a couple years ago, and considering the state if libraries right now–academic, public and special– it’s a damn lie." [via @librarianmer]