Position postings

Martin Cohen mjc at simon.stmarys-ca.edu
Thu Nov 14 15:13:10 EST 1996

I also noted both the fact that library experience (nor degree) were 
asked for _and_ the starting salary was higher than it would have been 
for someone with equivalent experience and a library degree.

Martin J. Cohen                                 mcohen at stmarys-ca.edu
Media Services and Library Systems              voice: (510) 631-4229
Saint Mary's College of California              fax:   (510) 376-6097
Moraga, CA 94575                                ars longa vita brevis

On Thu, 14 Nov 1996, John Hammer wrote:

> There was recently posted an announcement for a Library Systems
> Administrator position.  Am I the only one distressed by the fact it, and
> others I have seen in recent months, did not ask for any library
> experience.  None, not even having set foot in a library.  And this is for
> a LIBRARY systems position. 
> One other point also bothers me.  I know of several people, myself 
> included, that have experience in most if not all the duties mentioned, 
> all armed with only a degree in Library Science.  Isn't it time we 
> librarians are acknowledged as being capable of applying for systems 
> positions?
> I'll get off the soapbox now.
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