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Employment News is a weekly job journal that publishes job advertisements in all professional fields from 1974. It is an authentic source of employment information published by the Publication Division, Govt. of India, therefore, it adopted to collect data through content analysis of the job advertisements published from 2012 to 2019. The study aims to trace the growth of job openings for academic librarians. The study highlights the level of educational qualifications, types of academic institutions in public and private sectors, new pay structure, and the provinces produced greater employment. The results show that the trends of jobs for academic librarians continue declining. The undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Library & Information Science share 38.4% and 39.4% of the job share respectively. A significant number (i.e.77.6%) of positions in academic libraries published for higher education institutions i.e. Universities (40.6%) and Colleges (i.e. 37%). The 99% of library posts published for the public sector libraries on the pay structure level 3 (23.1%) of 7th Pay Commission (January 2016) with basic pay of Rupees 21700/- per month. Delhi state (with 89.1%) in North Zone (63.6%) maximum numbers of jobs published in the last eight years.
The study may useful for the job aspirants from fresher to mid-career professionals seeking LIS profession, especially in academic libraries.