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

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Doing more with more: systems, services and emerging technologies

Lisa Carlucci Thomas

Introduction

The modern academic library is a dynamic center of research, education, teaching and learning – a continuously evolving hub of information exchange and technological advancement. To effectively offer these services, today’s college and university libraries employ experts skilled in the arts of communication, analysis, information organization and content management; individuals savvy in spotting and tracking emerging trends, mastering and implementing new technologies, evaluating hardware and software, troubleshooting, and balancing the competing demands of quality, quantity, time, service and budget. Behold the systems librarians, poised ...

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