ERIC Number: ED329252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-26
Reference Count: N/A
Dual Function Positions: A View from the Trenches.
Paster, Amy L.
Following an overview of the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, this paper discusses the role of dual function librarians. The duties and responsibilities of a RISD (Reference and Instructional Services Division) cataloger are listed, and problems of terminology, evaluation, divided loyalties, and inflated expectations are addressed. Positive results of this type of job integration are also noted, including increased communication and understanding between divisions, the feasibility of undertaking projects that require an in-depth knowledge of both divisions, and added insights for the cataloger into how users approach the catalog. It is concluded that, with proper support and planning, this position has the potential of being very beneficial to both the library and the librarian. (7 references) (MES)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dual Function Librarians
Note: Paper presented at the Western New York/Ontario Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Workshop (Buffalo, NY, September 26, 1988). For the complete proceedings, see IR 052 805. For other papers of this workshop, see IR 052 806-813.