On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 4:12 PM, Cornel Darden Jr. <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Hello, > > 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 :) http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/about/history Dave Caroline > > Thanks, > > Cornel Darden Jr. > MSLIS > Librarian > Kennedy-King College > City Colleges of Chicago > Work 773-602-5449 > Cell 708-705-2945 > > 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 >>> >>> -- >>> Maccabee Levine >>> Head of Library Technology Services >>> University of Wisconsin Oshkosh >>> [log in to unmask] >>> 920-424-7332 >> >> >> >> -- >> Sent from my GMail account.