It now seems that the Librarian of Congress is the "Pope of Librarianship"


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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
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>> Maccabee Levine
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>> University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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