Joint Task Force of Library Organizations Publishes Two New Librarians’ Competency Profiles
A Task Force chaired by EIFL has released two new librarians’ competency profiles that will help to build capacity in libraries for supporting new roles in the area of scholarly communication and e-research.
The librarians’ competency profiles were released during the ELPUB 2016 conference, which took place from 7 – 9 June in Göttingen, Germany.
The joint Task Force on Librarians’ Competencies for e-Research and Scholarly Communication was initiated by theConfederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), and includes participants from COAR, The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), and the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER).
The two librarians’ competency profiles that have just been released are:
Librarians’ Competencies for Research Data Management: Research data management encompasses a wide array of activities across the research data lifecycle. Generally, it requires a high level of interaction with researchers and also working with other support services, including technical services and research officers.
Librarians’ Competencies for Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library activities in scholarly communication and open access typically fall into one of four categories: scholarly publishing services; open access repository services; copyright and open access advice, and assessment of scholarly resources.
The full profiles are available here along with background materials.
The Librarians’ Competencies for Digital Humanities profile is coming soon.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.