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Librarian Competencies: How to Stay Relevant in Changing Times

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Keep up or get left behind! This informal session will discuss librarian competencies and offer innovative ideas to meet our changing landscape head-on. What do librarian skills look like today? What skills will be needed in the future? We will take a candid look at how front-line librarians can stay relevant and take their career to the next level.

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Librarian Competencies: How to Stay Relevant in Changing Times

  1. 1. Librarian Competencies: How to Stay Relevant in Changing Times http://awfullibrarybooks.net Twitter: @awfullibbooks
  2. 2. Bunheads
  3. 3. Predictions
  4. 4. “It is not until our knowledge is tested in an encounter with reality that we become real librarians.” Monica Delidok Chief Negotiator The Norwegian Union of Librarians
  5. 5. In addition to… • Plumbing • HVAC • Breaking up fights • Defining pornography • Wildlife management …librarians will need to know…
  6. 6. Technology
  7. 7. Researc h
  8. 8. Marketing
  9. 9. Communication Ability to teach Ability to present Media training
  10. 10. Administrative Skills
  11. 11. Data-Driven Decisions Objective vs. Subjective The Trend of One
  12. 12. Assessment
  13. 13. Holistic Thinking Analysis and evaluation of library needs
  14. 14. Leadership Skills
  15. 15. Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
  16. 16. Embrace Change
  17. 17. How to Keep Up
  18. 18. Formal Education
  19. 19. Self-Directed Continuing Ed
  20. 20. Staff In-Service
  21. 21. Technology Petting Zoo
  22. 22. Librarian Exchange Program
  23. 23. Mentoring
  24. 24. Librarian Nerd Club
  25. 25. Pay Attention!
  26. 26. Expectations
  27. 27. …But I don’t have time
  28. 28. Job Satisfaction
  29. 29. Image(CreativeCommons)https://www.flickr.com/photos/21847073@N05/5857112597
  30. 30. Holly Hibner & Mary Kelly http://awfullibrarybooks.net Twitter: @awfullibbooks Contact Us!

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