Can a Job Title Change Your Behavior?

Most libraries have standard job titles such as cataloger, technical services librarian, youth services librarian and instruction librarian. But what if you could make up your own job title? As a library worker, do you think you would feel better about yourself if you had a more impressive sounding title? According to this article, research suggests that job titles have the power to improve our well-being and sense of control. They can boost our perceived social status. Researchers also found that giving an employee a more senior-sounding title can make them act more responsibly by making them feel happier at work.