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Graying of the Profession: Personal & Professional Implications Mary Fran Prottsman, MLn, AHIP Assistant Director Collection Resources Division Health Sciences Libraries, University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Older than comparable professions Aging at a much faster rate Librarians
Medical Library Association (MLA) 40% are over 50 Association of Academic Health Science Librarians (AAHSL) 50% are planning to retire in 10 years Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 68 % loss of librarians in 20 years The Way We Were in 2000
MLA-Emerging Leader’s Program AAHSL- Mentoring Program IMLS-Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian The Way We Are Today
25% US workforce nearing retirement age 10,000/day reach retirement age next 20 yrs 2030>72 million Americans over 65 We Are Not Alone