Before moving forward, it is necessary to define next-gen. To be next-gen is to embrace or strive to embrace the virtues discussed below. Rather than defining the librarian’s place in the field as it relates to others, next-gen defines the evolving role of all librarians. As the profession evolves, so too must the librarians. The next-gen attitude can be embodied by anyone regardless of age, number of years in the field, and even techno-proficiency.
This list of virtues of the next-gen librarian comes from discussions amongst the authors, but also conversations with other librarians and library directors. These are virtues that are hopefully widely shared across the profession.
Via Buffy J. Hamilton