librarian – November 8, 2013
The position of library services coordinator I held at UHS required a master’s degree in library science. That requirement was in place for as long as the position existed. Yet, after I resigned, the director of medical affairs altered the position description and removed the master’s degree requirement so she could promote the library assistant to that position, thus proving the blatant favoritism shown towards this individual who couldn’t even be bothered to perform the duties of her own clerical position. When I was library services coordinator, this library assistant would routinely talk back to me and refuse to do tasks asked of her by me that clearly fell within her job function. This behavior was perfectly fine with the director of medical affairs because they were pals. So evidently, it is laziness and insubordination and who you are a friend with that gets you promoted at UHS rather than your work performance. UHS is a teaching hospital with 5 residency programs and a clinical campus with a nearby medical school. By promoting a clerical assistant with no library training whatsoever to manage their medical library just goes to show what little regard UHS has for medical education and the medical library services provided to support their medical staff.