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A couple weeks ago a staff member from the reference office took a few pictures of me and then created a nameplate for me. Just as he was doing so it was announced that I would take on the collection responsibilities for Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics. Perfect! Since as you remember, my undergrad was in Classics and French, during which I also took a healthy dose of Spanish and some Linguistics and as a student worked in that department at my alma mater. (Ah, fond memories of the paper shredder…)

No, this does not mean I’m permanent here – still just a Limited Term Appointment, although I did recently interview for a tenure track position (not holding my breath despite that I really, really want it).

I’m still learning collection duties and have a meeting this afternoon for that. I think budget wise things are close to what I had last year, but procedure wise things are more detailed and strict. Still, it’s going to be fun!

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An instructor, a reader, a dog-owner, and advocate; that's how I define myself and these aspects directly impact my interests and conversations.


2 thoughts on “Nameplated

  1. I think the photo name tag is a great idea, especially for subject specialists. Question: do any of your colleagues object to having a picture taken? I can see that being a problem at MPOW, that’s why I’m asking…

    Posted by Elsie | 22 May 2008, 5:59 PM
  2. That’s something I asked about too. On the larger campus, the librarians offices are in staff only areas so it’s not an issue (I also don’t think they have their photos up).

    On my campus it’s a little more likely that students or faculty might wander by our offices. I don’t think there’s much resistance since we are on the reference desk, so it’s not like we are invisible. Our names are on the website. I don’t see what difference adding a picture will cause – if someone has inappropriate intentions it really doesn’t matter if there’s a photo or not.

    Posted by jennifer | 22 May 2008, 9:18 PM

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