Computers in Libraries

Cover Image• VOLUME 21, NUMBER 10 — NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001 • 
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology 

This Month: Today's Librarian is About Much More Than Books

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A Course in Accidental Systems Librarianship
Many current librarians went to grad school before technology was emphasized. This author, who went from an entry-level position to running her library's computer department in just 3 years, tells how she became a systems person on the fly and outlines what corresponding college courses might look like.
by Rachel Singer Gordon
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Today's Systems Librarians Have a Lot to Juggle
Many of you are in charge of more varieties of technology than ever before. In light of that, these academic authors propose a new theoretical model that likens library techies to jugglers—both have an awful lot of items they need to keep in the air.
by Dan Pfohl and Sherman Hayes
Page 30
How Can We Survive in Reality Library?
Do you ever feel as if technology is more like a pit of quicksand than a bridge to the future? These two young "natives" of the world of computers are your tour guides as they show you how to avoid common pitfalls and snares when you're navigating through uncharted territory in your library.
by Katherine L. Bell Moore and Karen C. Knox
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How a Librarian Can Live Nine Lives in a Knowledge-Based Economy[Full Text]
This author proves how a solid library-school education can be the basis for a number of careers in today's knowledge-based economy. By illustrating how she has continually reinvented herself, she infers that librarians, like cats, can live nine lives.
by Brunella Longo
Page 40
The Autobiography of a Modern Community College Librarian
This author went to school to become a librarian, inspired by the idea of being surrounded by books and information. In this article, she tells the story of how she ended up becoming a computer person—and an integral part of the technology revolution.
by Mary Donohue
Page 44
The View from the Top Left Corner 
Wafting Polymers and Whirring Systems Are Very Cool Things
by Michael Schuyler
Page 48
Building Digital Libraries
Follow the Information and You'll Find a Librarian
by Kim Guenther
Page 52
Techman's TechPage
Technologists and Tinkerers[Full Text]
by D. Scott Brandt
Page 55
Online Treasures
Does Technology Define Librarians' Roles?
by Janet L. Balas
Page 58
Editor's Notes
Librarians as Authors—What a Concept[Full Text]
by Kathy Dempsey 
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Newsline[Full Text] Page 8
People & Places Page 61
How to Contribute to CIL 2002[Full Text] Page 23
Library Tech Connection [PDF] Page 63
Index to Advertisers Page 64
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