On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 4:12 PM, Cornel Darden Jr.
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> It now seems that the Librarian of Congress is the "Pope of Librarianship"
methinks not as the Bodleian predates the LoC by a small amount :)
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> On Feb 14, 2013, at 9:09 AM, Devon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> If you want to call yourself a librarian, just do it. There's no pope of
>> librarianship to tell you otherwise.
>> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 7:22 PM, Maccabee Levine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Andromeda's talk this afternoon really struck a chord, as I shared with her
>>> afterwards, because I have the same issue from the other side of the fence.
>>> I'm among the 1/3 of the crowd today with a CS degree and and IT
>>> background (and no MLS). I've worked in libraries for years, but when I
>>> have a point to make about how technology can benefit instruction or
>>> reference or collection development, I generally preface it with "I'm not a
>>> librarian, but...". I shouldn't have to be defensive about that.
>>> Problem is, 'coder' doesn't imply a particular degree -- just the
>>> experience from doing the task, and as Andromeda said, she and most C4Lers
>>> definitely are coders. But 'librarian' *does* imply MLS/MSLS/etc., and I
>>> respect that.
>>> What's a library word I can use in the same way as coder?
>>> Maccabee Levine
>>> Head of Library Technology Services
>>> University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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