Changing Workforce

Retirement, Retention, and Recruitment: The Future of Librarianship in Colorado

In the fall of 2003, the Library Research Service undertook a survey of library personnel in Colorado, attempting to address the “3Rs”—Retirement, Retention, and Recruitment—in the profession. Results were reported in a number of publications:

Closer Look ReportPDF document

The full report of the study, this PDFPDF document contains 189 pages worth of information.

Quotable FactsPDF document

This small brochurePDF document hits the highlights of the study.

PowerPoint Presentations

3Rs PowerPoint PresentationPowerPoint document given at the 2004 Colorado Association of Libraries Conference.
QuotesPowerPoint document from the LRS presentation at CAL
Is there a future in librarianship?PDF document (PDF) given at the 2008 Annual Membership Meeting for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SLA.

Fast Facts based on the study

Articles from The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac, 2005

Note: These articles are posted with permission from The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac, 2005, published by Information Today, Inc., 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055-8750. Copyright Information Today, Inc.

LRS Publications

The following publications include articles written and/or edited by the LRS staff.