The purpose of this paper is to offer a model for staffing library functions that is free from the limits of rigid job descriptions.
The paper introduces the concept of fluid job descriptions and then explains how to use the concept to balance workloads and solve other problems.
Using this concept allows the best possible use of available talent and skills.
Library directors can make their staff assets go further by avoiding the limitations that rigid job descriptions impose.
This model has the potential for increasing job satisfaction of library staffs as well as the efficiency with which they work together in serving their constituencies.
The value of the article is in improving library efficiency, along with employee job satisfaction, by introducing more flexibility into staff workload assignments.
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