Temporary or grant-funded positions are becoming an increasingly common and effective means of obtaining practical work experience for beginning archivists and librarians. For those new professionals considering limited-term jobs, there are several issues to explore before accepting such a position. Interestingly enough, most of the issues addressed below can be viewed as advantages or disadvantages, depending on perspective and approach. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this informal "case study" are based on my experiences in a temporary position and are intended solely as such.



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