This page contains a collection of materials that deal with generational issues that may affect libraries.


Bailor, Coreen, Colin Beasty, Marshall Lager, & Jessica Sebor. "Introduction to Generation Nation: Table of Contents." CRM Magazine. November 2006.

Crowley, Melinda. "Generation X Speaks Out on Civic Engagement and the Decennial Census: An Ethnographic Approach." Statistical Research Division, U.S. Census Bureau. June 17, 2003

Hira, Nadira A. 2007. Boomers, Xers, and Other Strangers: Understanding the Generational Differences That Divide Us. Wheaton, MD: Tyndale House.

Holtz, Geoffrey T. 1995. Welcome to the Jungle: The Why Behind 'Generation X'. New York: St. Martins' Griffin.

Howe, Neil & William Strauss, 1992. "The New Generation Gap." In The Atlantic Online, December 1992: Digital Edition.

Plotz, David, "The American Teen-ager: Why Generation Y?" Slate Magazine. Sept. 17, 1999.

Schroerer, William J. "Generations X, Y, Z and the Others" The Social Librarian. April 2004.


Brinckerhoff, Peter C & Hyman, Vincent L. 2007. Generations: the challenge of a lifetime for your nonprofit. Fieldstone Alliance, St. Paul, MN.

Deal, Jennifer. 2007. Retiring the Generation Gap: how employees young and old can find common ground. Wiley, San Francisco.

Hicks, Kathy. 1999. Attracting the twentysomething worker. (15 May).

Jennings, Lane. 2000. "Trends in the Multigenerational Workplace" The Futurist (March/April): 60.

Joyner, Tamara. 2000. "Gen X'ers Focus on Life Outside the Job, Fulfillment". The Secured Lender (May/June): 64-68.

Kivirist, Lisa. 1998. Kiss Off Corporate America: A Young Professinal's Guide to Independence. New York: Andrews Mcmeel.

Lancaster, Lynne C., & Stillman, David. 2003. When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work. New York: HarperCollins.

Martin, Carolyn A. 2001. Managing Generation Y. Amherst, MA: HRD Publishing.

Martin, Carolyn A., & Tulgan, Bruce. 2002.Managing the Generation Mix: From Collision to Collaboration. Amherst, MA: HRD Publishing.

Muetzel, Michael R. 2003. They're Not Aloof... Just Generation X: Unlock the Mysteries to Today's Human Capital Management. Shreveport, LA: Steel Bay Publishing.

Raines, Clare. 1997. Beyond Generation X: A Practical Guide for Managers. Menlo Park, CA: Crisp Publications.

---------. 2003. Connecting Generations: The Sourcebook for a New Workplace. New York: Amacom Publications.

--------- & Bradford, Larry. 1992. Twentysomething: Managing & Motivating Today's New Workforce. New YorK: MasterMedia.

--------- & Hunt, Jim. 2000. The Xers & The Boomers: From Adversaries to Allies. Menlo Park, CA: Crisp Publications.

Shelton, Laura & Shelton, Charlotte. 2005. The NeXt Revolution: What Gen X Women Want at Work and How their Boomer Bosses can Help them Get it. New York: Davies-Black Publishing.

Tulgan, Bruce. 2000. Managing Generation X: How to Bring Out the Best in Young Talent. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Zemke, Ron, Raines, Claire & Filipczak, Bob. 2000. Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters in Your Workplace. New York: Amacom Publications.

Generations in the Library

As Librarians

Abram, Stephen, & Judy Luther. 2004. "Born with the Chip". Library Journal 129 (8).

Barry, John. 2004. "Memo to Baby Boomers". Library Journal 129 (10)

Beck, Mary Ellen. 2001. "The ABC's of Gen X for Librarians". Information Outlook 5 (2).

Cooper, Julia, & Eric Cooper. 1998. "Generational Dynamics and Librarianship: Managing Generation X". Illinois Libraries 80 (1): 18-21.

Crosby, Connie. 2006. "The Tao of Law Librarianship: Reaching Across the Generations in the Profession." December 17, 2006.

DiGilio, John J. & Gayle Lynn-Nelson. 2004. "The Millennial Invasion: Are You Ready?" Information Outlook. November 2004, Vol. 8 No. 11.

Flynn, Gillian (1996). "Xers versus Boomers: Teamwork or Trouble?" Personnel Journal, November 1996, Vol. 75, No. 11, pp. 86-89.

Gordon, Rachel Singer. 2004. "Get Over the 'Graying' Profession Hype". Library Journal (15 January)

---------. 2005. "Generational Journeys". Library Journal 130 (3): 42

---------. 2005. "NextGen: The 'Bridge' Generation". Library Journal (15 November).

---------. 2006. The NextGen Librarian's Survival Guide. Medford, New Jersey: Information Today, Inc.

Johnson, Amanda. 2004. "Recruiting Future Generations: Libraries and Millennials". Info Career Trends (July)

Kaufman, Paula T. 2002. "Where Do the Next "We" Come from? Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing Our Successors". ARL Bimonthly Report 221.

Kniffel, L. 2004. "Gen X Bites Back". American Libraries 35 (8): 43-5.

Lancaster, Lynne C. 2003. "The Click and Clash of Generations". Library Journal, 128 (17).

Lee, C. A. 1996. "Characteristics of Generation Generation X and Implications for Reference Services and the Job Search". The Reference Librarian no. 55: 51-9

Lynn-Nelson, Gayle. "You Walk with Your Walkman; I Run With My Ipod: The Challenges of MultiGenerational Teaching" LexisNexis InfoPro Newsletter, April 2005.

Lynn-Nelson, Gayle, & Hartnett, Kit.
SLA 2006 presentation "One Size Does Not Fit All: Training Issues Law Librarians Face in the 21st Century"

McGrath, R. V. 2005. "Talking 'bout My Generation". Public Libraries 44 (4): 188, 191.

OCLC. "Anatomy of a Gen X Librarian". 2003. Environmental Scan: Library Landscape.

Osif, Bonnie. 2003. "Generations in the Workplace". Library Administration and Management, 17 (4): 200-04.

Schutz, Christine. 2005. "Making the Big Decisions". Library Journal 130 (12): 50.

Urgo, Marisa. 2000. "The Changing Value of Development: Generation Xers and Their Managers See It Differently". Info Career Trends .

---------. 2000. Developing Information Leaders: Harnessing the Talents of Generation X. London: Bowker-Saur.

Vonk, Erik. 2001. Don't Get a Job, Get a Life! Atlanta, GA: Randstad North America.

Young, Arthur P., Peter Hernon, & Ronald R. Powell. (2006). "Attributes of Academic Library Leadership: An Exploratory Study of Some Gen-Xers." Journal of Academic Librarianship 32 (5) (September): 489-502.

As Patrons

Hurlbert, Janet McNeil, ed. 2008. Defining Relevancy: Managing the New Academic Library. Libraries Unlimited, Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Oder, Norman (2008) British Study Says "Google Generation" a Myth; Libraries Must Step Up -- Library Journal, (January 28).

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