Lankes Part of IMLS Study Team

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced an award of $994,369 to a team of researchers at University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, Syracuse University, SLA, ARL and ASIS&T for a national research study on the future of librarians in the workforce. The two-year study will identify the nature of anticipated labor shortages in the library and information science (LIS) field over the next decade; assess the number and types of library and information science jobs that will become available in the U.S. either through retirement or new job creation; determine the skills that will be required to fill such vacancies; and recommend effective approaches to recruiting and retaining workers to fill them.