Canadian Library Human Resources Study

The 8Rs Canadian Library Human Resource Study is a national research project designed to examine important facets of library human resources from both organizational and individual perspectives.

The original 8Rs study, conducted in 2003 and 2004, arose in response to a growing perception in the community that libraries would be facing mass retirements within the following five to fifteen years.

Using the 2003 study as a baseline, CARL commissioned a new study of its member libraries to assess the state of Canadian academic libraries as it compared to the 2003 study, its recommendations and its outcomes.


8Rs Redux Full Report │ 8Rs Redux Executive Summary (2015)
Presentation to CARL Members (2015)
8Rs redux CLA Presentation (2015)
8Rs Canadian Library Human Resource Study (2003)

Related Initiatives

The Future is Now: Responses to the Canadian Library Human Resource Study
Training Gaps Analysis: Librarians and Library Technicians
The Future of Heritage Work in Canada