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The School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has posted a formal response on WISPUBLIB to recent questions about "the professional status of the Master of Library and Information Science degree." Excerpt:
"We urge those making personnel and budgetary decisions to maintain the professional status that communities expect and deserve in their libraries by providing a living wage that recognizes the value of trained librarians."
Not specified by name in the UWM-SOIS post: Marathon County Public Library. In February 2008, the Wausau (Wisconsin) Daily Herald reported that Marathon County Public Library demoted three librarians because "librarians today do less complex work."