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Subject: Re: Job Title - Can We Get Serious for Just A Moment?
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Seriously.  I was hired as the Information Specialist.  That is the
title this corporate/special library uses.  Hope that helps!  - Judy
Rudner, First Consulting Group

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>Sent:  Tuesday. March 18, 1997 3:01 PM
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>Subject:       Job Title - Can We Get Serious for Just A Moment?
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>I have enjoyed the cute answers concerning our "medical librarian"
>title, but
>the individual asking for assistance was asking a serious question
>prompted
>by an administrative inquiry.  When an administrator wants an
>alternative
>title to "medical librarian," you can bet there's a reason.  I don't
>think
>they want to hear "information goddess or god."  When the question came
>up
>last week I was anxious to see the responses because I am also
>interested
>in a title change.  No, there isn't a thing wrong with the term
>"medical
>librarian" as an honest description of a job title, but sometimes there
>are
>other considerations (usually very political in nature) that impact our
>salary and living conditions at work.  Personally, I don't care what
>I'm
>called (job title wise), as long as it soothes the political climate
>and fits into
>the administrative "way" of doing things.  Let's come up with some
>realistic
>answers which may have worked for others.  No funny business, I mean I
>AM A
>Goddess, but it would look a tad odd on my business card.
>
>Thanks,
>Marlene Smith
>UMKC School of Medicine
>