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Librarians: Which library hires librarians the most: Academic or Public?

I am undecided if I should go the academic route or the public library route. Whenever I do job searches for Librarian positions it seems as if Academic Library jobs are more plentiful. What do you think?

Asked By: Afro Space Cadet - 12/11/2009
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Having worked in both college and public libraries, it's going to vary very much, based on the size of the library and the specific economic situation. A large academic library system, with lots of subject specialists/bibliographers (think of large state universities, Ivy League schools, etc.) will have more... More
Answered By: Bill Pardue--Librarian - 12/12/2009
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I'm here in Pittsburgh, and the school's not hiring librarians, as they're cutting down "related arts" and expanding reading, reading intervention specialists, and mathematics teachers. At the same time, the Carnegie Libraries are talking about closing a bunch of branches. Maybe it's not like that around the country... More
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Answered By: Daniel John - 12/11/2009
 
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