Here is the relevant excerpt from the minutes of the Para board's June 18 meeting:
In our discussion we suggested that paraprofessionals, as members of our section, are people who are dedicated to their library, with or without library degrees, in all types of libraries. Our section is where a cross section of library workers can come together, not limited to one specific library type such as public libraries.
It seems as though we overlap with most other sections. We have members from academic, public, and special libraries. We do public services and technical services. Some members of the Para section have an MLS or MLIS, others do not. But even with all of these diverse backgrounds, Paras are people who see their future in libraries.
What do you think? Does this resonate with you? Do you have a totally different impression of what it means to be a Para? Tell us in the comments.