In this second of two articles, the author examines the implications of demographic and social trends for Library and Information Studies Schools including present and future demand and supply for training. The response of the Schools by way of course changes and recruitment policies is discussed. The market for information professionals will also be affected when there is greater competition for new graduate labour. Ways of tackling the skills shortage could include: tied contracts, providing better prospects for women, increasing staff training and benefit packages, improving the image of the profession, and exploiting alternative sources of labour.
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