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Accidental Systems Librarian.

Author: Nicole C Engard; Rachel Singer Gordon
Publisher: Medford : Information Today, Inc., 2014.
Series: Accidental Library Series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole C Engard; Rachel Singer Gordon
ISBN: 1573874531 9781573874533
OCLC Number: 952776709
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages).
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""About the Website""; ""Foreword""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1: Systems Librarianship 101: Defining Systems Librarianship""; ""Library Skills and Communication""; ""Yes, You Are a Systems Librarian""; ""Establishing Competencies""; ""Systems Librarians As Change Agents""; ""Chapter 2: Systems Librarianship 102: Desktop Software You May Need to Master""; ""Open Source Software""; ""Operating Systems""; ""Productivity Software""; ""Web Browsers""; ""Chapter 3: Systems Librarianship 103: Web Applications You May Need to Master"" ""Web Design""""Programming""; ""Cloud Computing""; ""Virtual Reference""; ""Chapter 4: Systems Librarianship 104: Other Technical Areas You May Need to Master""; ""Integrated Library System Management""; ""Mobile Computing""; ""Networking""; ""Troubleshooting""; ""Antivirus and Workstation Security""; ""Miscellaneous Issues""; ""Chapter 5: Organization of Knowledge""; ""Inventorying""; ""Licensing""; ""Support Information""; ""Statistics""; ""Documentation""; ""Chapter 6: Research Techniques""; ""Resources""; ""Techniques""; ""Dealing With Technical Support""; ""The Support Interview"" ""Researching Technology Purchases""""Chapter 7: Networking""; ""Online Discussion Groups""; ""Social Networks""; ""Interest Groups""; ""Associations and Conferences""; ""Informal Networks""; ""Developing Networking Skills""; ""Collaboration""; ""Chapter 8: Instruction Techniques""; ""Adult Learners""; ""Training Techniques""; ""Training Staff""; ""Training Patrons""; ""Ad Hoc Opportunities""; ""Setting Up Sessions""; ""Online Training""; ""Screencasts and Video Blogs""; ""Setting Boundaries""; ""Chapter 9: Independent Study""; ""Online Classes and Tutorials"" ""Community College and Computer Training Center Classes""""Local Workshops""; ""Library Schools""; ""Self-Education""; ""Current Awareness""; ""Funding Training Opportunities""; ""Chapter 10: Administration and Management""; ""Creating a Technology Plan""; ""Buying Software""; ""Managing Systems Staff""; ""Chapter 11: Integrated Library System Migration""; ""Selecting a Vendor and/or Product""; ""Data Cleanup""; ""Staff Training""; ""Computer Upgrades""; ""Patron Training""; ""Usability Testing""; ""Changing Over""; ""Chapter 12: Life Lessons""; ""Finding a Job""; ""Branching Out"" ""Negotiating a Promotion (or a Raise)""""Technostress""; ""Ethics""; ""Conclusion""; ""Appendix A: Accidental Systems Librarian Survey""; ""Appendix B: Recommended Reading""; ""Appendix C: Websites""; ""About the Author""; ""Index""
Series Title: Accidental Library Series.

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