Re: [Videolib] Vacancy: Director, Film and Media Library, Hofstra University

Christine Godin (diractor@yahoo.com)
Tue, 14 Aug 2007 09:33:42 -0700 (PDT)

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Amen, Gary.
On another library listserv we had a couple of posters who continuously made remarks about their institutions as well as directors. I tried reminding them that what goes around comes around. When several hundred professionals read those things, it can backfire. If two people want to have a private conversation about the posting, that is one thing. When comments go to the list, there can be no expectation of privacy.

I have a short list of people I would never consider hiring because of the unprofessionalism they have shown on a listserv.

Christine Godin

Gary Handman <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu> wrote:
Hello all

The list has recently seen a post concerning the Hofstra position for
director of it's film and media library. Although this list is largely
unmoderated, I am the technical list owner and feel that it's my
responsibility to weigh in when I feel that the spirit and purpose of the
list have been transgressed (something I've only had to do a couple of
times in the past ten years). I believe the recent post concerning the
Hofstra position warrants such weighing in. As we all know, there are very
very very (very very) few media librarian positions out there, and when one
DOES open up, it's a cause for celebration. I definitely want to encourage
posting such positions on this list; however, specific queries about such
positions should ALWAYS be submitted directly to the hiring agency--NOT
this list. Similarly, comments and opinions regarding the nature of such
positions or (most certainly) experiences with interviewing for such
positions should NOT appear on this list. It's simple listserv
etiquette...simple good manners, period. Yes?

Onward.

Gary

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life
presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles."

--Guy Debord

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<div>Amen, Gary.</div> <div>On another library listserv we had a couple of posters who continuously made remarks about their institutions as well as directors. I tried reminding them that what goes around comes around. When several hundred professionals read those things, it can backfire. If two people want to have a private conversation about the posting, that is one thing. When comments go to the list, there can be no expectation of privacy.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I have a short list of people I would never consider hiring because of the unprofessionalism they have shown on a listserv.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Christine Godin<BR><BR><B><I>Gary Handman &lt;ghandman@library.berkeley.edu&gt;</I></B> wrote:</div> <BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">Hello all<BR><BR>The list has recently seen a post concerning the Hofstra position for <BR>director of it's film and media library. Although this list
is largely <BR>unmoderated, I am the technical list owner and feel that it's my <BR>responsibility to weigh in when I feel that the spirit and purpose of the <BR>list have been transgressed (something I've only had to do a couple of <BR>times in the past ten years). I believe the recent post concerning the <BR>Hofstra position warrants such weighing in. As we all know, there are very <BR>very very (very very) few media librarian positions out there, and when one <BR>DOES open up, it's a cause for celebration. I definitely want to encourage <BR>posting such positions on this list; however, specific queries about such <BR>positions should ALWAYS be submitted directly to the hiring agency--NOT <BR>this list. Similarly, comments and opinions regarding the nature of such <BR>positions or (most certainly) experiences with interviewing for such <BR>positions should NOT appear on this list. It's simple listserv <BR>etiquette...simple good manners, period.
Yes?<BR><BR>Onward.<BR><BR>Gary<BR><BR>Gary Handman<BR>Director<BR>Media Resources Center<BR>Moffitt Library<BR>UC Berkeley<BR>ghandman@library.berkeley.edu<BR>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC<BR><BR>"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life <BR>presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles."<BR><BR>--Guy Debord<BR><BR>VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.<BR></BLOCKQ
<hr size=1>Luggage? GPS? Comic books? <br>
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VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.