Jessamyn has posted a great image over at librarian.net. The image shows a chart that explains a library director’s job. I think all employees should have to create a chart like this. I think that if we all had one of these we could show them to our board members when we’re up for review. This way they’d see that the web manager doesn’t just make sure that the web page looks pretty – or that the reference librarian doesn’t just sit behind the desk answering simple questions.
Most people (at least at my library) go above and beyond in order to do what’s best for the library – and a one page job description is not going to explain that to a board member when that person is up for review. Just my 2 cents.