Fun facts

Just for fun, I was checking out our stats in the new 2009 Statistical Abstract.  Table 596 (Employed persons by occupation, sex, race, and Hispanic origin 2007 data) shows that librarians are now 215,000 strong  – up a bit from the 1998 figure of 208,000. We remain just over 83% female and are ever-so-slightly more racially diverse – 88% compared to 89% white.

I’ll have to check back in a few years, to see whether the retirement of us “boomers” changes the map dramatically.

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