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Work to reduce mismatch between labor market supply and demand for new LIS grads

There's a huge oversupply of new ALA-accredited master's degree holders compared to the number of available jobs in the profession. ALA needs to work with library schools to ensure students can find paying jobs upon graduation and weed out the weakest applicants who are unlikely to be able to find paying work.

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      • Myrna commented  · 

        Although I take issue with weeding out the weakest applicant who are unable to find a job (because that's pretty arbituary), your idea is on-point. I would rather just have LIS schools and the professional organizations be upfront about the lack of jobs and that the profession is undergoing a transformation. A transformation that might have the applicant in a job position that looks nothing like what they originally planned or envisioned.

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