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Competency Index for the Library Field

2014

Competency Index for the Library Field

http://webjunction.org/documents/webjunction/Competency_Index_for_the_Library_Field.html?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=Crossroads&utm_campaign=Crossroads

An updated edition of the WebJunction compilation of competency statements that address a broad spectrum of library service and practice.

WebJunction has just completed an update of the Competency Index for the Library Field. The original 2009 edition has been a valuable resource for libraries, helping staff identify and obtain the knowledge, skills and support needed to power relevant and vibrant libraries. However, it was time for an update. With ever-increasing economic, social, and educational demands, libraries have experienced dramatic changes in community needs
and the tools available to serve those needs.

Three elements in particular have been emphasized throughout: 21st century skills, accountability, and community engagement.

WebJunction intends for the Index to be widely shared and adapted by a variety of libraries to meet their individual needs. Please feel free to download the PDF (3.3 MB) as a whole or the Word version  for
remixing as you see fit.

[Note: the original 2009 edition is still available for download. Look for it under WebJunction in the list of Library Staff Competency Collections.]

Competencies continue to be a work-in-progress. Please tell us how you’re using them in your work. Use the comments area below or send feedback to info (at) webjunction.org.

See also Spanish Translation of Competency Index.

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