Not exactly a job that sucks, but still. Here's a really exciting opportunity for someone who has an advanced degree in history, proficiency with several languages, reference and teaching experience, and an MLS. Think that kind of education and training are wasted? Heck, no. If you are that person, you could earn "$30,000 to less than $40,000." Don't set your sights too high, U. of Oregon!
"We want someone who can do everything," they say, "and we want them cheap!"
"The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Social Sciences Librarian/History."
But not too knowledgeable or creative--just $35K worth!
"This position provides the opportunity to participate in a wide range of services and professional responsibilities in a dynamic environment."
Is it really a dynamic environment? Just how dynamic? Would the candidate also need to be "enthusiastic"?
"The UO Libraries include 2.6 million volumes and approximately 15,000 current subscriptions, including many full-text electronic journals."
How many full-text electronic journals? Is it more than 10?
Some lucky person will end up with that job, and will no doubt be thinking, "it beats the 5/5 load at $19K/year I have now."
Some people complain that there aren't enough entry level jobs. Maybe it's the case that there's no such thing as an entry level job. There are just regular jobs at places too cheap to pay for experienced librarians.