Developing librarian competencies for the digital age

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Librarianship is both an art and a science. Librarians study the science of information and how to work with clients to help them find solutions to their information needs. They also learn quickly that there is an art to working with people, to finding the answers to tough questions using the resources available and knowing which information resources to use to find the information being sought in short order. But, what technical skills do librarians need to be successful in the future? How can library managers best develop their staffs for success? Developing Librarian Competencies for the Digital Age explores questions such as: 1.What is the composition of a modern library collection? 2.Will that collection look different in the future? 3.What are the information sources and how do we manage those? 4.What are the technical skills needed for a 21st century librarian? 5.How will reference services change and adapt to embrace new ways to interact with library patrons or clients? 6.What kinds of library skills are needed for the librarian of today to grow and thrive, now and into the future? 7.How will service models change to existing clients and how will the model change going into the future of librarianship? 8.What kinds of budgeting challenges are there for libraries and the administrators who oversee these libraries? 9.What do the library professional organizations see as the core skills needed for new graduates and those practicing in the profession going into the future? In answering those questions, the book identifies specific digital skills needed for success, ways of developing those skills, and ways of assessing them.
Foundations and history of the profession / Jeffrey G. Coghill and Roger G. Russell
Information resources and collections / Joseph Thomas and Yunting Fu
Organization of knowledge and information / Sarah W. Sutton and Mira E. Greene
Communication skills, marketing, IT skills, and teamwork / Carenado Davis, Michael Tucker, Jeffrey G. Coghill, and Roger Russell
Reference and user services / Meghan Hupe, Susan Bridgers, and Lisa Blackwell
Research skills and competencies necessary for librarians in the digital age / Kerry Dhakal, Karen Stanley Grigg, Irene Machowa Lubker, and Kristen L. Young
Current and future trends for supporting online and distance education / Amy Blevins, Katy Kavanagh Webb, Christine Andresen, and Megan B. Inman
Strategic and innovative: health sciences library leadership, management, and administration / Jean Shipman and M.J. Tooey
Core competencies across the profession / Beverly Murphy and Shannon D. Jones
The library and the future: patrons' view of the library / Anna Ercoli Schnitzer and Merle Rosenzweig.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The question of what the future holds for libraries and the avenues and opportunities of the expansion of traditional roles into new areas of work and expertise are addressed in this volume. Though skewed toward academic- and medical-library environments, the questions addressed and answered by the 10 chapters, contributed by a variety of experts, are applicable to library professionals across the professional spectrum. Beginning with the history and foundation of librarianship, the book's subsequent chapters focus on specific areas, including collections, knowledge management and organization, requisite technical knowledge and skills, reference and user services, research abilities, continuing education and the impact of new teaching methods on delivering library services, and management and administration of modern libraries. The final two chapters examine the core competencies endorsed by professional organizations, including ALA, SLA, and the MLA, and who library patrons of the future might be. A solid, if scholarly, addition to a topic that becomes more relevant every day.--Szwarek, Magan Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Medical Library Association books.
Subjects Library science.
Library science -- Technological innovations.
Core competencies.
Publisher Lanham, Maryland :2017
Contributors Coghill, Jeff, editor.
Russell, Roger G., editor.
Language English
Description xiii, 166 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781442264434
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