A nice mention for my talk about being a post-modern librarian.
Please welcome our second guest writer, Lauren LaTulip (@ltulip), a secondary school librarian with a varied background in the LIS world, for our second feature article about the upcoming chat on Tuesday 6 May on Classifying the librarian.
The objectives of this article are to:
- Provoke reflection on whether you expect too little or too much of yourself relative to your job description.
- Present a series of practical questions to use when considering stretching your role.
- Stimulate discussion on whether stretching your job role is a valid entrepreneurial way to move forward professionally.
The beginning of my career was working in Human Resources at the New York Public Library, hiring librarians. During interviews successful librarians often described their job descriptions, not as boundaries, but as reference points for exploration.
Now a librarian myself, I’ve found motivation and benefit in stretching my role beyond the details of the job…
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