For law librarians: ongoing change in law firm operations
LAC Group CEO/Founder Deb Schwarz writes frequently on the topic of ongoing changes in the delivery of legal services and the effect on law libraries and information centers. Her two latest views were published on LinkedIn:
Law firms taking second look at library outsourcing
New bottom line for law firms: a fresh look at the status quo
For all information professionals: career tips and trends
LAC Group’s recruiting division, LibGig, recently conducted a survey of online job boards and the number one complaint was about the challenge of crafting relevant keyword searches.
“Library” is no longer a sufficient keyword for job searchers
San Jose State University School of Information collected data on job requirements from 400 job postings for library and information science professionals the first few months of 2016.
Employers want candidates who are adept at:
Much lower on the list were skills like collection management and operations/facility management.
2016 career trends for information professionals
For public librarians – new Pew Research surveys
How Americans are reading books
Alas, the survey did not include data on books borrowed from a library.
Book Reading 2016 survey from Pew Research
How Americans perceive public libraries
Alas 19% of American adults say they have never visited a public library.
Public Libraries 2016 survey from Pew Research
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