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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name? (Hourly employee titles)

Survey participants were asked: “What are the titles given to the hourly employees in your specific library's cataloging unit?”   Where the parameters of a “professional employee” were defined as: Hourly staff members would include any non-salaried, non-benefited position where... Continue Reading →

What’s in a Name? (Para-professional titles)

  Survey participants were asked: "What are the titles given to the para-professional employees in your specific library's cataloging unit? "   Where the parameters of a "professional employee" were defined as: Para-professional would include any salaried position where an MLS/MLIS... Continue Reading →

What’s in a Name? (Professional cataloger titles)

Survey participants were asked: "What are the titles given to the professional employees in your specific library's cataloging unit?"   Where the parameters of a "professional employee" were defined as: Professional would include any position, regardless of faculty status, where... Continue Reading →

Cataloging unit names

With 388 responses to the survey question about the name of the library's cataloging unit, there were 121 variations for the unit's name. The top three answers were Technical Services, Cataloging, and Cataloging and Metadata Services. This word cloud shows... Continue Reading →

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