Dear all, here is a recent letter sent to USA Today by ALA President Jim Neal in response to libraries and archives being listed as a dying “industry.” As we enter 2018, please be reminded we are needed more than ever—to appraise, select, curate, and share our resources with those who need them. Happy New Year! Tanya
President, Society of American Archivists
Jim Neal makes the case vigorously. Thanks for posting, Tanya. Happy New Year to SAA members and staff!
NeaI’s letter made an impact. I looked for the article online and found that they have changed it to “America’s 24 dying industries…” with the following note:
Editor’s note: Because of Bureau of Labor Statistics data suppression, 24/7 Wall St. incorrectly identified libraries and archives as one of the industries losing the most workers. In fact, employment in that industry has remained stable.