Librarian replacement requirements exercise

Sarah Stevens-Rayburn is retiring, and the Institute is trying to figure out what to do about it.

Claus Leitherer is chairing a committee to define the future direction of the library, so that we can recruit the appropriate person to take us in that direction. Claus writes:
Most of the library users are scientists, but some other institute members use this resource well. In order to have a broad perspective I am contacting different divisions to explore whether it makes sense to add members of these divisions to our committee.

I am seeking user input from somebody who actually uses the library rather frequently. Issues that will come up are, e.g., the balance between hardcover books vs. electronic subscriptions, balance of scientific vs. non-scientific literature, cost and services, the future of a “traditional library”, etc.

So, if you are a library user, and are willing to participate in a committee to write the new job description, please let me know. I’m not sure how ESS will supply input, but I’d like to see who is interested in contributing.

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