This is the fourth annual ALIA LIS education, skills and employment trend report. The report provides students, educators, employees and employers with an understanding of the national library and information science sector landscape.
The report shows that over five years from 2010-2015, there were fewer librarian, library technician and library assistant positions in the workforce. However, over the next five years there is expected to be a modest increase in the number of qualified positions available, but a decrease in the number of positions for staff without a library and information science qualification.
Statistics used in the report are derived from the Department of Education and Training, the Department of Employment and the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).