A 1971-72 survey of full-time employees (both professional and nonprofessional) in 3 U.S. university libraries in selected departments (book selection, acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, and reference) concerning job satisfaction as measured by the Hage/Aiken satisfaction scale (survey size: 521 librarians; responding: 384 or 73%) showed that, of 137 professionals, 24 (17%) reported they intended to leave the full-time work force or go into another type of work within 5 years (12 of the 24 respondents were over the age of 55, which suggested that retirement was the reason for leaving). On the other hand, 54 (40%) of the professionals and 67 (27%) of the nonprofessionals reported that they expected to be working in the same library in 5 years’ time.              (Source)

Dr. David Kohl

 "Libraries in the digital age are experiencing the most profound transformation since ancient Mesopotamian scribes first began gathering and organizing cuneiform tablets."

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