December 3, 2020

Research/Conference Paper: "Key Skills and Competencies of a New Generation of LIS Professionals"

Title: “Key Skills and Competencies of a New Generation of LIS Professionals” (16 Pages; PDF)

by Pussadee Nonthacumjane
Lecturer, Chiang Mai University
Chiang Mai, Thailand

From the Abstract:

This paper presents the key skills and competencies of a new generation of LIS professionals. Firstly, it gives an introductory background of the digital era which impacts on the changes occurring in libraries. Secondly, it presents a review of the literatures on skills and knowledge of LIS professionals working in a digital era and related researches. Thirdly, it describes methodology of this study and key skills and competencies of a new generation of LIS professionals which can be classified as personal skills, generic skills, and discipline specific knowledge. Finally, it presents the image of the new generation of LIS professionals.

This paper will be presented at the World Library and Information Congress : 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in San Juan Puerto Rico on August 15, 2011.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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