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An Overview of the Changing Role of the Systems Librarian by Edward Iglesias

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Patchwork redux: how today’s systems librarians enrich the weave of library culture

Denise A. Garofalo

Technology developments and economic changes have combined to provide the momentum for the redesign of the perception of today’s libraries. Fortunately, the core mission of libraries remains the same – meeting the information needs of our users. But the fundamental duties of system librarians have been re-shaped and redefi ned, a refl ection of the changes that are occurring in the realm of digital technology, a technology that has become the means for libraries to fulfi ll their core mission. Traditional service models may still be critical in some areas, but as libraries rely more and more on digital technology to provide vital library ...

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