Document Type

Contribution to Book

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

2010

Journal/Book/Conference Title

An Overview of the Changing Role of the Systems Librarian: Systemic Shifts

Abstract

Reviews the modern history of technological changes driving library culture, including how these changes affect communication between systems staff and other librarians. Current library cultures mirrors the culture at large with ever increasing needs for effective communication. The current library culture is driven and clearly influenced by the Web 2.0. Systems Librarians must become more collaborative in their interpersonal styles and must increase their public face, roles which have been historically limited or prohibited.

Keywords

Geeks, Luddites, systems librarians, library culture, communication

Journal Article Version

Author's Original

Published Article/Book Citation

Iglesias, E. G. (2010). An overview of the changing role of the systems librarian: Systemic shifts. Oxford: Chandos Publishing.

Rights

Copyright 2010 Donna L. Hirst and Daniel P. Gall

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/lib_pubs/81