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Why is the job picture so different between LIS professors and practicing librarians?

Professors always tell me that jobs are plentiful and easy to come by. People I meet in the field almost universally tell me it could take a while before I find anything.

It’s sort of demoralizing.

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Apologies for lack of posts recently, end of semester rush is upon me.

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  1. Why is the job picture so different between LIS professors and practicing librarians?

    Because professors aren’t currently looking for librarian jobs? Or possibly for the same reasons that what is covered in library school is seldom directly applicable in library jobs in any practical, non-theoretical sense?