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Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship (Winter 2002) 3(1-2). Also available at http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/content/v03n01/Blessinger_k01.htm.
This article discusses the major influence that the information age has had on librarianship. Computer-related technology has changed the way librarians do their jobs, their duties and has created a whole new realm of opportunities for librarians. Data from the Library Journal annual salary surveys and the ALA Placement Center are included in charts and figures to track job market trends from 1985-2000. Issues such as salary, job mobility and education are also discussed.