electronic services

Barb Bergman (barbara.bergman@angelo.edu)
Thu, 10 May 2001 10:04:00 -0700 (PDT)

A colleague not on Videolib asked me to query you experts. This question is
part practical & part theoretical:

Have you seen or heard about libraries blending together media/AV duties
with the newly emerging position of "electronic services librarian" (i.e.
database guru) at academic libraries?

What do you see as the feasibility of doing so? What are the pros & cons?
(i.e. why you think it's a bad idea or why it might be a good one.)

Background information: their media librarian position needs to be filled,
but the library also needs to add an electronic services position. The
administration is unlikely to provide funding for a new position plus two
job searches. They would prefer to hire both, but one of the brainstorming
suggestions was to essentially advertise "Wanted: Electronic Services
librarian with experience/interest in AV media. Salary: entry level."

Thanks as always for your knowledge and opinions,

Barbara J. Bergman Porter Henderson Library
Media Librarian Angelo State University
ph: (915) 942-2313 Box 11013, ASU Station
fax: (915) 942-2198 San Angelo, TX 76909
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