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Business services in librarians' future.

The number of librarian jobs is projected to grow about 5 percent between 1998 and 2008. However, the occupation is expected to grow much faster in various industries, notably business services.

Librarian jobs in the business services industry are projected to grow by 87 percent between 1998 and 2008, by far the largest percent increase. Museums and botanical bo·tan·i·cal   also bo·tan·ic
1. Of or relating to plants or plant life.

2. Of or relating to the science of botany.

 and zoological gardens zoological garden or zoo, public or private park where living animals are kept for exhibition and study. The menageries and aviaries of China, Egypt, and Rome were famous in ancient times.  are expected to experience a 51-percent growth rate, followed by social services social services
Noun, pl

welfare services provided by local authorities or a state agency for people with particular social needs

social services nplservicios mpl sociales 
 at 44 percent, engineering and management services at 39 percent, and legal services legal services n. the work performed by a lawyer for a client.  at 22 percent. More moderate growth rates Growth Rates

The compounded annualized rate of growth of a company's revenues, earnings, dividends, or other figures.

Remember, historically high growth rates don't always mean a high rate of growth looking into the future.
 of 12 and 8 percent, respectively, are expected in local governments and State governments (exclusive of education and hospitals).

Education is not expected to record any growth in librarian employment, while the Federal Government is projected to have 12 percent fewer librarians in 2008 than in 1998. For more information, see "Librarians: Information experts in the information age," by Olivia Crosby, Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Winter 2000-01.
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Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2001
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