• Wow, I'm not sure why I didn't think to look at this website before, but there is the ODLIS which provides an online dictionary of library and information science related stuff. According to this website (located at: a systems librarian is: A librarian whose primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of the hardware and software systems used in a library or library system, especially the online catalog and access to any bibliographic databases and other electronic resources. In some libraries, the systems librarian may also serve as Webmaster and be responsible for training staff members in the use of library systems. Systems librarians are organized in the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). An access librarian is: Well, there isn't a separate definition for an access librarian...and looking at the definition for a systems librarian, it's possible they are really similar positions and the different titles just depend on the hiring organization.

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