Changing with the Times? Library Associations and New Librarians.
Megan V. Isenburg, Duke University; Daniel G. Kipnis, Thomas Jefferson University; and Rebecca Pernell, Thomas Jefferson University

DATE: May 2007

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To determine what services and programs of national library associations are most valuable to newer librarians. As young librarians enter the workforce, many are deciding whether or not to join and become involved with library associations such as SLA, MLA, and their regional chapters. What they decide will become increasingly important to library associations as the traditional member base reaches retirement age. To determine what might attract younger librarians, a survey was emailed to various listservs to ascertain what services are considered most valuable.