1979 cartoon outlining Proposition 131
In February 1979, with the initiation of the New England Library Jobline, the BLC's Placement Office changed from referral service to multi-purpose personnel center. The job line averaged 50 calls a day.2
TODAY: The self-service Massachusetts library jobs board on the MBLC's website remains very popular today, with an average of 5-10 new positions posted daily. The postings we collect are often shared through other job sites as well, such as the Simmons SLIS Jobline.
What else happened in 1979?
1. Mediawrite (MBLC newsletter), January/February 1979.
2. MBLC Annual Report, 1979.
3. www.infoplease.com [link].
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