SOIS UWM Responds to "Recent Job Postings and Discussions"
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on March 17, 2008 - 5:52pm
The School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has <a href="http://lists.wi.gov/read/messages?id=32171">posted a formal response on WISPUBLIB</a> to recent questions about "the professional status of the Master of Library and Information Science degree." Excerpt:<br> <blockquote>"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."</blockquote> <br> Not specified by name in the UWM-SOIS post: Marathon County Public Library. In February 2008, the <i>Wausau (Wisconsin) Daily Herald</i> reported that Marathon County Public Library demoted three librarians because "<a href="http://www.lisnews.org/node/29261">librarians today do less complex work</a>."