LLAMA of ALA is presenting the following conference session at the end of this month. Will the results of this research support the further erosion of the profession?
Hiring Non-MLS Librarians: Trends and Training Implications
Sun., June 26, 8–10 a.m. Libraries hire professionals from outside librarianship for positions traditionally held by MLS-degreed librarians. Hear results of ALA-funded research to examine hiring practices in public and academic libraries and the essential elements of an orientation for non-MLS hires in librarian positions.
We really need research on how to strengthen the MLS and stop this dilution of library staff.
Hear and protest! -- John Berry
Source: Library Journal, online