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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) predicts that employment of librarians will grow about as fast as the average for all careers through 2018. Many openings will arise as a result of a large number of librarians retiring in the next decade. Employment opportunities for qualified library directors should also be good. Although library directors will be in demand in a variety of library settings, the DOL predicts that opportunities for library professionals will be best in nontraditional settings such as private corporations, nonprofit organizations, and consulting firms. As always, library directors with the most education and experience will have the best employment opportunities.