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Form follows function is a principle associated with modern architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. The principle is that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose. [ edit ] Origins of the phrase The authorship of the phrase is often, though wrongly, ascribed to the American sculptor Horatio Greenough , [ 1 ] whose thinking to a large extent predates the later functionalist approach to architecture. Greenough's writings were for a long time largely forgotten, and were rediscovered only in the 1930s; in 1947 a selection of his essays was published under the title Form and Function: Remarks on Art by Horatio Greenough .
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Librarian Career Information and Job Description The role of a library is evolving from that of a location where paper records or books can be accessed to one where all kinds of media are stored, including virtual libraries, CD-ROM’s , the internet, as well offering the ability to remotely access numerous other sources. As a result, librarians, or information professionals, are consolidating traditional librarian responsibilities with duties related to evolving technology. Librarians help customers locate information and using it proficiently for personal and professional objectives. Librarians need to be knowledgeable of a vast array of scholarly and public information resources and have to follow trends and advancements in publishing, computers, and the media as they direct the selection and organization of materials.
Before developing job descriptions it is important to decide on their purpose. As you draft a job description remember the Americans with Disabilities Act which focuses on employment requirements and the protections that are afforded a “qualified individual with a disability.” A qualified individual is, “an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the employment position that such person holds or desires.” The ADA states that “consideration shall be given to the employer’s judgment as to what functions of a job are essential, and if an employer has prepared a written description before advertising or interviewing applicants for the job, the description shall be considered evidence of the essential functions of the job.”
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