A problem that many librarians are concerned about is the difficult job market and the difficulty that out-of-work librarians face in keeping up their skills. Library Juice Academy’s “sponsored librarian” project aims to help unemployed librarians pay for their continuing education. If you are an unemployed librarian who wants to take classes from Library Juice Academy, you can set up a profile here. If you want to donate some funds to help an unemployed librarian pay for their classes, you can find their profile and use your paypal account or credit card to pay for a full class or donate an amount toward the enrollment fees. We also encourage peer-to-peer micro-lending, so that unemployed librarians can pay their donors back once they have found employment. Additionally, we have a fund to which you can donate, and let us distribute your donation to librarians who are seeking assistance.
We think this system will help facilitate the mutual support that is part of what makes librarianship a satisfying field to work in. We have a little bit more to read about it. Comments on this page are open.