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Salzburg Curriculum

Posted by arlekeno on September 4, 2013

Salzburg Curriculum: What is it?

What do New Librarians need to know in an age of participation…

Core Values.


  1. Mission
  2. Applicability
  3. Values

Topical Areas

  1. Openness and transparency
  2. Self-reflection
  3. Collaboration
  4. Service
  5. Empathy and respect
  6. Continuous learning/striving for excellent (which requires lifelong learning)
  7. Creativity and imagination*

Specific Skills

  • Transformative Social Engagement
  • Technology
  • Management for Participation (Professional Competencies)
  • Asset Management
  • Cultural Skills
  • Knowledge, Learning, and Innovation

The Mission-

“the mission of librarians and museum
professionals is to foster conversations
that improve society through knowledge
exchange and social action”


Formal and Continuing Education

The Values

Openness & transparency
Empathy and respect
Continuous learning/striving for excellent
(which requires lifelong learning)
Creativity and imagination


Transformative Social Engagement:

If you work in a place, try and make it better. (what the community aspires to) Programmes, advocacy, whatever the society needs.


Whatever is needed at the time. e.g. create and maintain an effective virtual presence.

Be willing and able to pass the skills on.

Management for Participation:

Sustainability ( financial), Advocacy, ethics, sharing, collaboration, review

Asset Management:

Preserve/Safeguard, Collect, Organise, disseminate.

In old and new librarianship, each collection and patron different.

Cultural Skills:

communication; intercultural: the ability to analyze and function in micro and macro cultures including age and gender; languages / terminology; support for multiple type of literacies.

Knowledge, Learning, and Innovation:
Constructed, Improvisation or innovation, interpretation, dissemination, information seeking.

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