Sudden Systems Librarian

Tuesday, 11/10/2015

One day you're a technical or public services librarian working in your library. The next day you’re asked to be the systems librarian. What now?

This webinar shares a variety of experiential insights regarding the basics of systems librarianship, focusing on the knowledge, skills, and awareness needed immediately for the job. The session provides guidance for development over time and presents things that the presenters found that it would have been good to know when they took on systems responsibilities.

This webinar was presented live on 11/10/2015. Access the recording and materials now:

Learning Outcomes

  • Foundational view of systems librarianship.
  • Experiential insights regarding immediate knowledge, skill, and awareness requirements of the position.
  • Reduced anxiety for new systems librarians.

Who Should Attend

New systems librarians, those anticipating a change, and those interested in becoming a systems librarian.


Glenn Bunton is Director of Library Technology Services at the University of South Carolina. He began his career as reference librarian and search analyst at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and has held various positions along the way.



This webinar was presented live on 11/10/2015. Access the recording and materials now:

How to Register

No registration.

Tech Requirements

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