A coming brain drain as librarians retire?
| Nov 02, 2010
As libraries face the departure of staff with well-honed reference skills, years of experience in the community, and deep knowledge of the collection and traditional resources, how can we identify and retain their departing expertise—the gold in the library’s intellectual vault? How can we ensure that newly minted employees with e-knowledge skills have access to and a growing appreciation of what is most valuable in traditional knowledge?
Now, perhaps more than ever before in the history of our profession, what we do and what we are will be affected by retirement’s brain drain.
Read more of this article by Amy Hartman and Meg Delaney about how to address this increasingly common situation in America's libraries as more and more librarians reach retirement age in American Libraries online.