Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I'd Hope Unions Would Get in the Way has a post called "Library Corps? Library Corpse? commenting on the..."American Library Association (ALA) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for a consultant to conduct a feasibility study on a proposal to establish a Library Corps. The Library Corps is a proposal to recruit retired librarians to provide assistance to libraries that need help."

Comments to the post include this observation:

"While normally I find library union rules preventing volunteers from doing various useful things to be just ridiculous pains in the asses that get in the way of getting shit done and don’t help anyone—this might be one case where I’d hope library unions would get in the way. I mean, really, it’s our own professional organization recruiting trained professionals to work for free, further undercutting us job-seekers in a market that already is pretty shitty? Excuse me for not being that excited, and wondering where I get a professional organization that will see the graduate-to-job imbalance to be a problem also in need of addressing."

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