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Accidental Systems Librarianship

Event Type: SWFLN Webinar
Date: 7/19/2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Description:
 Although larger libraries frequently have staff dedicated to, and fully trained in, the management of library systems, the job of “systems librarian” in small libraries is frequently one of many tasks assigned to staff with responsibilities and training concentrated in other areas. Even with some expertise in library technology, being an “accidental” systems librarian comes with its own unique challenges. This webinar will outline some of those challenges and one mid-career academic librarian’s time-tested methods of dealing with them.

Location: Web Based Training
Other Information:
 About the Presenter: Maurine McCourry, MLIS, Ph.D., was a Catalog Librarian and Reference Librarian at Oberlin College from 1995 to 2000, and has been a Technical Services Librarian at Hillsdale College for the past 16 years. Her responsibilities at Hillsdale for all of those years have included the supervision of acquisitions, collection development, and cataloging of all monographic and AV material, and the management of the library’s Innovative ILS. On her time off from Hillsdale, Maurine teaches a course in knowledge organization online for Dominican University.
Contact: Aaron Blumberg
Contact Number: 2393136218
Presenter: Maurine McCourry, MLIS, Ph.D.
Status: Closed


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