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In Praise of Librarians and Archivists: Appreciating the Colleagues Who Make Professors’ Jobs Easier

Recommended blog post that’ll cheer some academic librarians and archivists:

In Praise of Librarians and Archivists: Appreciating the Colleagues Who Make Professors’ Jobs Easier

http://blog.readex.com/in-praise-of-librarians-and-archivists-by-mark-cheathem

By Mark Cheathem, Associate Professor of History, Cumberland University

Pullquote:

“it pays to be reminded that they [librarians and archivists] are partners in scholarship instead of people simply there to do our bidding. Library and archival staff play many critical roles, including identifying sources that might be useful, providing access to those sources, finding extra funding for books needed for upcoming courses, and ordering obscure interlibrary loan requests. Without them, our work, and the work of our students, would come to a standstill.

So, for all of you librarians and archivists who have helped me and others over the years, thank you. You do not get enough credit (or pay) for what you do.

Read the whole post when you’re feeling unappreciated.  Collect more testimonials.

Stephen

Posted on: November 18, 2011, 10:40 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. I’m a librarian at Cumberland University (where Mark works), and I just want to thank him again for this posting. He’s a great patron and advocate for us, and I’m so glad to see his article gaining widespread attention!