RE: [Videolib] "Video librarians" on the organizational chart

Laroi Lawton (
Sat, 6 Nov 2004 11:18:41 -0500

As the person in charge of the audio-visual unit of the Library, I
report to the Chief Librarian. She in turn reports to the Dean of
Academic Affairs.
We are located in a separate building from the library but at one time
were housed in the lower
level of the library. Because of flooding issues we were moved to a
separate building back in 1989.
I supervise two full-time people; one Office Assistant, one Library
College Lab Tech as well as 5 part-time college assistants, and 5
part-time professional library Adjuncts. In total, 12.
We do not circulate equipment.
All professional staff, myself included do instructional classes both
general and specialized per faculty requests in our classroom which
seats 30 students.
We do not produce.

LaRoi Lawton
Assistant Professor/Director
Gerald S. Lieblich Learning Resources Center
Library & Learning Resources Department
Bronx Community College/CUNY
University Ave. & W. 181 Street
Bronx, NY 10453

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Maureen
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 10:51 AM
Subject: [Videolib] "Video librarians" on the organizational chart

My Library Director is "restructuring" my job (I think this is code for
trying to make me so miserable I leave, so they can replace me with
someone younger and cheaper, but that's another story). She hasn't
asked my input, but I want to be ready with my comments when the plan is
finally revealed. Currently I report to the Head of Media Services, and
work in the Media Services Center. Much has been made of the fact that
I am the only "nontechnical" staff member in a department of 5. I

My questions: who do other academic video librarians report to?
Are you located in a Media Services Center, or in the
do you supervise other staff?
if you work in a Media Services Center, how much do you
participate in equipment circulation, instruction, or production?

Thanks for any information. I feel under siege!

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