Here's my draft workload as a librarian for the coming year:

Liaison, School of Architecture only
Liaison, Faculty of Arts (English programs)
Liaison, Faculty of Health and Education (English programs)
Interlibrary loans
Data & Statistics (English)
Research Data Management
Scholarly communication & publishing
Technical services

If it isn't obvious, this is *ridiculous*. The equivalent of at least 4 separate positions.

@hugh I know right? Also our collective agreement suggests that our workload is normally composed of a 40/40/20 split of librarianship, research, and governance.

So assuming a 40-hour workweek, I should be able to fit all of that into 16 hours. No sweat.

Oh and there are no staff members to assist with systems. Or scholcomms. Or RDM. That's all on me.

@dbs that's like at least 3 different teams OMG good luck!

@dbs from the outside this looks like a death spiral. I don't think there's any coming back from this.

@victoria You're not wrong. Have been discussing short-term and long-term strategies with my partner. If things don't get radically better in the next few years I am nope-ing the hell out of here.

Or sooner if a suitable fully remote gig comes up.

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