Research/Conference Paper: "Key Skills and Competencies of a New Generation of LIS Professionals"
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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.