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

d.mandel@neu.edu
Tue, 14 Aug 2007 13:35:43 -0400

Thank you, Gary, for your pearls of wisdom.

Debra H. Mandel,
Head, Digital Media Design Studio
Northeastern University Libraries
360 Huntington Ave.
200 SL
Boston, MA 02115
d.mandel@neu.edu
617-373-4902; 617-373-8955-FAX


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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
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--Guy Debord

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communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video
producers and distributors.

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.