Contribution to Book
An Overview of the Changing Role of the Systems Librarian: Systemic Shifts
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.
Geeks, Luddites, systems librarians, library culture, communication
Published Article/Book Citation
Iglesias, E. G. (2010). An overview of the changing role of the systems librarian: Systemic shifts. Oxford: Chandos Publishing.
Copyright 2010 Donna L. Hirst and Daniel P. Gall