Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Public Library Association's Online Survey

The Public Library Association's Recruitment of Public Librarians Committee is conducting an online survey to obtain a current statistical picture of the recruitment, retention, and retirement of all public librarians in the U.S. Questions touch on a variety of subjects, such as current perceptions of the "librarian shortage", understanding when and how people choose librarianship as a career, and hiring needs in terms of language skills.

The data collected will be used to formulate a formal plan for PLA to appropriately address a variety of issues related to recruiting and retaining a high quality, diverse workforce. All public librarians, including non-PLA members, are encouraged to complete this survey at by February 28. Please note that you need to click on the "Start" button to begin a new survey.