ERIC Number: ED247937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Professional Competencies--Technology and the Librarian.
Smith, Linda C., Ed.
The 10 papers included in this volume consider how professional roles and responsibilities have been and are being affected by technological change and what competencies are important in filling these roles. In addition, approaches to training and education to develop competencies--which are defined as knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes--are explored. The keynote address, "Competency Requirements for Library and Information Science Professionals," by Jose-Marie Griffiths, provides a framework from within which to consider the papers which follow. The remaining papers are: K. Henderson, "The New Technology and Competencies for 'The Most Typical of the Activities of Libraries': Technical Services"; D. Nitecki, "Competencies Required of Public Services Librarians to Use New Technologies"; R. Sweeney, "The Public Librarian of the Last Years of the Twentieth Century"; C. Gray, "Technology and the Academic Library Staff or the Resurgence of the Luddites"; H. Griffin, "Special Librarians Face the New Technology"; L. Baskin and M. Spencer, "Training Staff to Use Computers"; E. Daniel, "Education Matters"; J. Virgo, "The Role of the Association in Developing Professional Competence"; and J. Segal, "Competencies for Library Networking and Cooperation." Biographical information on the authors and an index are included. (DMC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computers, Information Science, Librarians, Library Associations, Library Automation, Library Education, Library Networks, Library Technical Processes, Professional Training, Public Libraries, Special Libraries, Technology
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Publications Office, 249 Armory Building, 505 E. Armory Street, Champaign, IL 61820 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Books; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Note: Papers presented at the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (20th, Urbana-Champaign, IL, April 24-26, 1983).