The Deluge of the MLIS Degree

Julie Tulba

Abstract


The librarian job market is already oversaturated, yet each year, graduate schools across the country are releasing newly-minted MLIS degree holders into the workforce, many with slim prospects for employment in their field, let alone a position to help repay their expensive graduate school loans. It would behoove universities to follow the example of some graduate schools in other inundated fields and limit the number of MLIS applicants they admit until the job market for librarians improves and, thus, eliminate the reality of new graduates competing with librarians who have 10 plus years of experience for entry-level positions.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/palrap.2013.14



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