TECHNICAL SERVICES LIBRARIAN INTERVIEW By Stacey Reid
OVERVIEW OF THE LIBRARY <ul><li>Small community college library in rural North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Only three libra...
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES <ul><li>System administrator  </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the collection  </li></ul><ul><li>Orderin...
MOST USED SKILLS <ul><li>Web design </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics design </li></ul><ul><li>SIRSI library computer system </li...
STAYING CURRENT & CURRENT TRENDS Some ways the librarian stays current is by reading professional journals and blogs. She ...
CHALLENGES OF THE JOB  <ul><li>Most of the challenges are due to the budget </li></ul><ul><li>No budget increase in three ...
SKILLS ALL LIBRARIANS NEED TO KNOW <ul><li>Word processing </li></ul><ul><li>Searching online </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is ve...
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  1. 1. TECHNICAL SERVICES LIBRARIAN INTERVIEW By Stacey Reid
  2. 2. OVERVIEW OF THE LIBRARY <ul><li>Small community college library in rural North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Only three librarians and two staff employees </li></ul><ul><li>Library Director </li></ul><ul><li>Public Services librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Services librarian </li></ul>
  3. 3. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES <ul><li>System administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the collection </li></ul><ul><li>Ordering books </li></ul><ul><li>Creating and maintaining the library web page </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining the library computers </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary loan </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating with vendors to set up and maintain remote access to databases </li></ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul>
  4. 4. MOST USED SKILLS <ul><li>Web design </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics design </li></ul><ul><li>SIRSI library computer system </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC (for both cataloging and interlibrary loan) </li></ul><ul><li>Word processing </li></ul>
  5. 5. STAYING CURRENT & CURRENT TRENDS Some ways the librarian stays current is by reading professional journals and blogs. She also makes a point to attend conferences and workshops. <ul><li>Ebooks </li></ul><ul><li>The Kindle </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>
  6. 6. CHALLENGES OF THE JOB <ul><li>Most of the challenges are due to the budget </li></ul><ul><li>No budget increase in three years </li></ul><ul><li>Small technical support staff </li></ul><ul><li>Outdated building </li></ul>
  7. 7. SKILLS ALL LIBRARIANS NEED TO KNOW <ul><li>Word processing </li></ul><ul><li>Searching online </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is very important, especially in an academic library, for the librarian to be computer literate because they will get asked many times every day by students for help in word processing, PowerPoint presentations, saving files onto flash drives, opening files, and just about anything else that can come up when using a PC.” </li></ul>
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