The Accidental Systems Librarian

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Information Today, Inc., Jan 1, 2003 - Computers - 262 pages
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"The Accidental Systems Librarian takes the approach that anyone with a solid foundation in the practices and principles of librarianship and a willingness to confront changing technology can serve effectively in a library technology position--with or without formal computer training. Author Rachel Singer Gordon's practical advice on using research, organizational, and bibliographic skills to solve various systems problems is geared to helping "accidental" systems librarians develop the skills they need to succeed and the confidence they need to excel. This is an essential book for any librarian who wants to deal more effectively with technology in her or his institution.
 

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User Review  - Shadow123 - LibraryThing

I wanted to love this book, I really did. As a professional school librarian, I run my library solo and must practice all aspects of librarianship, including systems. So I am, essentially, an ... Read full review

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User Review  - maryintexas39 - LibraryThing

This is a great book and companion piece to "The accidental library manager." As a library worker for over 30 years in a small town library, there are many times where you are thrown into a position ... Read full review

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Contents

Systems Librarianship 101
7
Sidebars
17
Systems Librarianship 102
29
Blake Carvers Modifications of Ranganathans Rules
39
Organization of Knowledge
59
Microsoft Word
65
Research Techniques
79
Sample Computer Problem Report
94
Independent Study
141
FreeLowCost Online ClassesTutorials
144
Administration
165
An Interview with Library Integrated Network Consortium
173
Life Lessons
195
Untangling the Job Ad
200
Conclusion
219
Appendix
225

Networking
103
An Interview with ILA RSTF Technology User Group
110
Instruction Techniques
123
Web Sites
235
About the Author
247
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