Skills for the 21st Century Librarian
A few weeks ago, I finished a chapter I was writing (not for my book — another one) on the topic of technology in LIS Education. I think Rachel asked me to write it because I had complained about my own library school education in the past and the fact that many schools create this false dichotomy between “library work” and “information science work”. I see so many schools that seem to promote the view that learning about technology is not necessary in library schools if you plan to go into “traditional” librarian roles such as reference, instruction and other public service areas. Before writing the chapter, I started to think about what library schools should be preparing new librarians for. So what skills should new librarians have in this first part of the 21st century? Basic Tech Competencies Ability to embrace change: Our patron populations are rapidly changing as are the technologies for serving them. Higher Level Competencies Project management skills: This is a huge one.
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