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Librarians in new librarianship.

Posted by arlekeno on September 3, 2013

What makes a librarian?

Theory and Practice, we understand deep concepts and how to make that a reality.

But what do we do?

1) Competencies: Change Slowly,

2) Access

3) Skills:

Public service, Administration, Information Organisation, Information seeking, Collection development.

4) Cataloguing

5) Technology: CHANGES FAST!

6) Specific Tech, e.g. MARC, still hanging in there but RDA changing it.


New Librarianship focuses on the competencies, the job defines the technologies you use due to the collection and audience. But our job is not defined by technology, its defined by the competences.

Technologies and thus skills are in transition as we speak, Especially with the semantic web etc… But librarians are used to this change and should expect it again.


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