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Jennifer Jacobson, "A Shortage of Academic Librarians," The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 14, 2002

Norman Oder, "New Movement for Ph.D.'s to Work in Academic Libraries," Library Journal, June 15, 2003

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. (Includes information on the job outlook for the library profession as a whole.)

Ad Hoc Task Force on Recruitment & Retention Issues. Recruitment, Retention & Restructuring: Human Resources in Academic Libraries: A White Paper, Final Draft, May 20, 2002. (A report from a subcommittee of the Association of College & Research Libraries, Personnel Administrators & Staff Development Officers Group. Discusses the looming shortage of academic librarians, etc. in great detail.)

Minorities: http://www.arl.org/diversity

Career Choice:

General: http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/careers/lis.php

Research libraries: http://www.arl.org/resources/careers/index.shtml

Todd Gilman, "Putting Your Ph.D. to Work in the Library," The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 8, 2004.

Todd Gilman, "Becoming a Librarian," The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 17, 2003.

Law librarianship: http://www.llrx.com/features/librarian.htm

Special collections: http://www.arl.org/rtl/speccoll/

Attending a Library Graduate Program:

Mary Dillon Johnson, "Turning Ph.D.s into Librarians," The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 16, 2003.

Todd Gilman, "Covering the Bases," The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 9, 2004. (About Ph.D.s attending MLS programs and enhancing employability.)

Funding for the MLS:

CLIR Post-doctoral Fellowship in Scholarly Information Resources (and resistance to it: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA474993.html)

IMLS funding for librarianship: http://www.imls.gov/applicants/name.shtm.

Fellowship program for Ph.D.s and doctoral candidates http://www.arl.org/rtl/speccoll/

Recruiting for diversity: http://www.arl.org/diversity

Job Shadowing:

National Job Shadow Day: (General information)

ALA Recruitment Wiki:

Job Shadow Days
Academic/Research Libraries

ACRL Recruitment and Retention Wiki:

Job Shadowing Articles:

Bruce, Lisa, Sue Roberts, "Job Shadowing," Library & Information Update 2, no. 9 (Sept 2003), p. 36-39.
Sutton, Margot. "Job Shadow Day: Recruitment to the Profession," College & Research Libraries News, 61, no. 4 (April 2000), 295-298.
Other Recruitment Resources:

ACRL http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/issues/recruiting/recruitingprofession.cfm

ALA 2003 (Toronto) session sponsored by ACRL/College Libraries Section "Casting Our Nets or Ice Fishing? Recruiting Future College Librarians." (Includes a handout on qualifications for librarians and a bibliography.)

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