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“Other Duties as Assigned”: Embracing, Empowering, and Redefining the Job Description

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Title:“Other Duties as Assigned”: Embracing, Empowering, and Redefining the Job Description
Authors:Engle, Cynthia
Keywords:Library science
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Date Issued:16 Nov 2018
Abstract:No matter the job title, there are at least three common practices among librarians, archivists, and curators: information control, access, and preservation. As a collection steward we strive to create an inclusive and relevant site within the community, while advocating and preserving its resources and the job position. However the job can be tasked with responsibilities outside its original scope. Other duties as assigned justify work that may seem relatable, but ends up derailing even the best of plans. For instance, what does raking leaves, plucking mango, making lei, and brewing coffee have in common with an information professional and a cultural heritage site? Learn how these mundane actions led to opportunities for program development, community engagement, stakeholder buy-in, and implementation of augmented reality in the newly completed renovations and design of the second floor parlors of Washington Place. We will explore how to empower yourself, your institute, and your community.
Pages/Duration:34 pages
Appears in Collections: 2018 HLA Conference

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