[27/6/05 update: This post has been followed up here]
Wouldn’t be nice if every time a library school or the ALA or anybody else dares to mention the supposed librarian shortage, that dozens of librarian bloggers will raise their voices and refute this myth. I would like to hope that that those who benefit from the over-supply of entry level librarians will learn that they can’t get away with this anymore. Thanks to blogs, librarians with current or recent experience of what the job market is really like will notice this misinformation. We now have the capacity and willingness to contradict it, until we force the library powers that be into a dialogue about this. I am a reasonable person and I am very interested to hear an explanation of how there can be a librarian shortage when there are so many unemployed and underemployed librarians.