Magazine article Information Today

Letters to the Editor

Magazine article Information Today

Letters to the Editor

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I just read Barbara Quint's article "Recruiting a Corporate Dream Team" [in the September 2000 Information Today and at http://www.infotoday.com/it/sep00/quint. htm], which was distributed by the San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). It's very timely for me.

I'm the catalog manager for a large publishing company, and most of what we publish is educational material. My job here is to develop an index or subject hierarchy for our new digital asset management system. A new department, Intellectual Property Resources, was set up specifically for this job. While there are six employees here at the moment, I'm the only librarian.

One of the six is our office manager. She answers the phone, takes care of the finances for the department, makes travel arrangements for us when the need arises, and plays lots of solitaire and Snood (a cute computer game). She makes $40,000 and I make $38,500. (I know this because the payroll for our department is posted on our server for all of us to see.)

After reading your article, I feel more underpaid, more under-appreciated, and more insecure. I'll have to rethink my opportunities and potential as a librarian. I'm either in the wrong line of work or working at the wrong company. …

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