Give this technically-not-a-librarian a job title!
February 19, 2013 5:29 PM Subscribe
I was hired nearly two years ago at a University Library when starting my MLS program but I was never given a job title.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This wasn't an issue, and frankly wasn't something I was aware about until recently when my supervisor said I couldn't put "librarian" on my resume when applying for jobs because I wasn't hired as a full time faculty status librarian. I am quickly nearing the end of my program, so I have been updating my resume because my position becomes defunct upon my graduation.
I don't work the circulation desk (although I am fully capable of doing so). I do reference through email and chat as well as a number of wide ranging projects like uploading media to our online learning management system, ordering materials, processing donations, and copy cataloging with our cataloging software. I've also made reference guides for students. Basically I do librarian work, but as a student employee I do it part time and for a fraction of the price.
I'm not a graduate assistant (my library doesn't have them) and so I don't get the perks that go with that like a stipend and free tuition.
What's a job title that:
1. accurately reflects the responsibility and accomplishments I have contributed to the library
2. is less than four words long
3. doesn't make me just look like someone who does grunt work like "library assistant" or "special assignments"
I'm obviously looking for a librarian job.