What are your feelings about employers who always place new hires at the bottom of the position’ s salary scale. Does this not devalue any past experience the new hire has?
I recently graduated with my MLS and took a paraprofessional position in an academic library in the hopes of getting some experience under my belt. Recently, my boss and coworker suggested that I should get my PhD because “that is the direction the field is moving” and it may be required for academic librarians. Is this the case? What about for special or federal librarians?
I have a patron, technically an adult, around 18-19. He is mentally disabled, and spends a lot of time in chat rooms using his full, legal name. This behavior is dangerous, but not against the library’s computer use policy. Despite repeated cautions and warnings about it, he continues. What should I do?