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The librarian bonus - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

The librarian bonus - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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If you hire a professionally trained librarian and give them tech integration responsibilities, you get an experienced teacher who is knowledgeable about technology and how it can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom, can do a little trouble-shooting, and can offer professional development experiences on the use of technology. 

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The advantage of school librarians with technology integration skills!

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RuthEastham's curator insight, October 30, 2013 8:05 AM

Another demonstration of where professional experience from a human adds value.

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A Librarian Call To Action, by Penny Talbert

A Librarian Call To Action, by Penny Talbert | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Why do we need competencies?
The answer is very simple. Libraries need to remain relevant. They also need to make themselves valuable to their communities. If you think for one minute that having bestsellers on your shelf is going to keep you valuable, you're living in the 1950s. Library directors should be inundated with requests from organizations and businesses to assist them with their in-house technology."

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Libraries are "supposed to be that local organization that is an expert in technology!"


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Librarians should be the experts in technology and should be the ones to consult!

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Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Librarians | The Search Principle - by Dean Giustini

Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Librarians | The Search Principle - by Dean Giustini | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
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Quote: “Keep up with the literacies [of social media]…not the technologies”.
Howard Rheingold (2008)


[...] top competencies needed to become a social media-literate librarian." > Very valuable!

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Competencies for Information Professionals of the 21st Century - Special Libraries Association

Competencies for Information Professionals of the 21st Century - Special Libraries Association | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
SLA members have explored and shared their vision of the competencies and skills required for specialized information management in many forums.

 

 

Prepared for the Special Libraries Association Board of Directors by the Special Committee on Competencies for Special Librarians
Eileen Abels, Rebecca Jones, John Latham, Dee Magnoni, Joanne Gard Marshall

What is an Information Professional?
An Information Professional (“IP”) strategically uses information in his/her job to advance the mission of the organization. The IP accomplishes this through the development, deployment, and management of information resources and services. The IP harnesses technology as a critical tool to accomplish goals. IPs include, but are not limited to librarians, knowledge managers, chief information officers, web developers, information brokers, and consultants.

- See more at: http://www.sla.org/about-sla/competencies/#sthash.KyZIHxR7.dpuf

 

PDF version here: http://sla.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/0_LRNCompetencies2003_revised.pdf

 

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Competencies and skills for Information Professional, Librarians and Archivists!

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Library and repository communities join together to identify new competencies for academic librarians | LIBER

Library and repository communities join together to identify new competencies for academic librarians | LIBER http://t.co/ixmB5avbNq”

 

"The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), and the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) are pleased to announce the launch of a Joint Task Force on Librarians’ Competencies in Support of E-Research and Scholarly Communication.

 

Rapid changes in technology and associated shifts in research and scholarly communications are profoundly changing the role of libraries in the 21st century. The emergence of e-research, for example, is bringing about new ways of doing science across the globe, compelling libraries to adopt new services, such as assisting with the development of research data management plans, hosting collaborative virtual research environments, managing institutional repositories, and disseminating research outputs through open access mechanisms. These novel services require a range of new skills and expertise within the library community as well as a shift in organizational models for libraries."

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New competencies for librarians > to be announced in 2014!

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