On Jan 6, 2015, at 5:01 PM, Cindi Blyberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Based on previous experience, I doubt this truly captures whether someone
> thinks of themselves as a librarian. I've always found those categories
> arbitrary (an MLS does not a librarian make) and sometimes divisive.
An MLS might not a librarian make, but you generally cannot get a job as one without it.
And if you’re not actually a librarian, I’m not sure why you’re calling yourself one, unless we’re talking shorthand in lieu of boring people to death about what you do for a living (which I’ve certainly used in the past). But I don’t think that would apply in the context of ALA.
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 11:58 AM, Andreas Orphanides <[log in to unmask]>
>> There's a different dues schedule for librarians (-slash-certification
>> required-slash-managerial) and "support staff", so along that dimension it
>> presumably gets tracked, at the very least.
>> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 11:51 AM, Cindi Blyberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Honestly, I don't know if ALA tracks whether people have an MLS/related
>>> degree or if that's self-selected. I know folks who call themselves
>>> librarians but who aren't degreed--those would be self-selected.
>>> I'll see if we can find this out--I'm curious!
>>> -Cindi (wearing my LITA hat)
>>> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 11:43 AM, Haitz, Lisa (haitzlm) <
>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> I'd be curious about something: how many LITA members are not
>>>> I work in a library as a web developer, which includes a medical
>>>> but I don’t have an MLS. So, question: is the Code4Lib list more open
>>>> technical folks, but not necessarily librarians?
>>>> Lisa Haitz
>>>> University of Cincinnati Libraries