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It's annual report time, so I compared my reference stats for this year versus previous years.

With a team of 6 or 7 librarians a few years back, we handled 1,100 reference Q's on average.

This year, with just 3 librarians, we handled 1,050. I handled> 600 of those.

And I'm a systems librarian?!?

I'm so tired.

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A month ago I told our University Librarian that my workload was insane and that it has completely sidelined my research, including my PhD, and he tried to explain to me how much flexibility I have in carrying out my workload.

He has personally overseen the cuts from 7 to 3 librarians. He's pretending systems, accessibility, data, liaison instruction and colldev for Fac of Arts, Fac of Education and Health & School of Architecture is a completely normal, acceptable workload.

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@dbs Jesus, Dan. Just. Fuck. That’s so many interruptions 😭

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@platypus Yeah, it's a lot. I have increased my ADHD meds to compensate. (Sad but true)

I'm standing in a river catching water in a bucket as it rushes past. I do a good job with the tiny percentage I catch, but I'm well aware of how much I'm missing.

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@dbs Let it all crumble away. If the project can't survive without you, it needs to die.

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@victoria I've tried and failed to land two other jobs that were great fits for my skills, experience, and interests. At this point, continuing to expose our "leaders" as the gaslighting powerhoarding capitalists they are is what drives me.

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@dbs A noble goal. I wish the very best of luck in getting the fuck out of there.

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@victoria Here's a sample of my effort to call out our President's lies in Senate last week, if you're so inclined: laurentian.ca.panopto.com/Pano

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@dbs That is extraordinary bullshit. I don't know if you can use the strategy of doing your main position (whatever the fuck that is), documenting how much time it takes, and documenting what you therefore can't do?

But if all 7 people were working full-time you can't cut your staff down to 3 and do the same work

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