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Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis, The Alma Jordan Library
UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Kumaree Ramtahal, The Alma Jorda...
Presentation Summary
Pathways to Learning - Toolkit of Online Resources for Enhancing
Professional and Personal Developmen...
What I will cover today …
 Trends in the 21st Century Environment …
 External Environment – Global Landscape
 Internal ...
Exponential Growth In
Internet Users
 Top 3 Internet activities in
developing nations:
1. Socializing with friends,
famil...
Mobile Revolution
 Expanded and diversified
mobile device market
(smartphones, tablets,
smartwatches, iOS,
Android, Black...
Advances in ICT
(technologies for the
communication of
information)
Developing countries are
harnessing the transformative...
Internal Environment –
21st Century Libraries
Library Users
Library Collections
Library Services
Alma Jordan Library, The ...
Baby Boom Generation: 1946 – 1964 (48 – 65)
Generation X (Gen X): 1965 – 1979 (33 – 47)
Millennial Generation (Millenni...
 Information-addicted, eager for quick access to current and
personalised online resources.
 Increasing expectation for ...
 Library Collections
are a mix of traditional
materials (printed books,
serials, audio-visual) and
e-formats (e-books, e-...
Library Services Serving
the Needs of 21st Century
Users
 Information Literacy
 Ask A Librarian
 24/7 Access
 STARRS (...
Caribbean Libraries in the 21st Century
Environment Challenges and Opportunities
 Proactive response … developed programm...
 Information Professionals
 ACURIL 2015 conference: Collaborative Continuing
Education: LEARN, ACT and INSPIRE
 Strong ...
WHAT IS A COMPETENCY?
1. Skill: ability to choose and perform the right
technique at the right time
2. Knowledge: theories...
COMPETENCIES
 Observable
 Measurable
 Linked to the workplace, academic
environment and other life experiences
 Transf...
COMPETENCY STANDARDS
AMERICAN LIBRARY
ASSOCIATION
SPECIAL LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION
Foundations of the Profession
Information ...
Source: Special Libraries Association. 2003. https://www.sla.org/about-sla/competencies/
DEFINITION: SPECIFIC SKILLS
Pract...
PERSONAL COMPETENCIES
DEFINITION: EXAMPLES
Set of attitudes, skills and
values that enable
practitioners to work
effective...
TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCIES
 Online computer automation systems, cataloguing tools
and resources, research guides, informatio...
Second Life
(virtual
world)
Librarian
Shushing
‘stereotype’
Librarian
Embedded
Librarian
OUR CHANGING ENVIRONMENT LIBRARIA...
Librarian.0 (2.0/3.0) - Profile
 Understands the power of
emerging technologies (self-
publishing; wearable technology,
M...
New Job Titles to Reflect Changing roles and
Competencies
 Digital Services/Scholarship Librarian
 Emerging Technology L...
 Develop programmes and services to enhance access to resources.
 Use emerging technologies to continue to deliver innov...
ACURIL 2015 COMPETENCIES
TOOLKIT
URL:
https://www.pinterest.com/acuril2/
Contact
 cheryl.peltier-davis@sta.uwi.edu
 kumaree.ramtahal@sta.uwi.edu
 niala.dwarika-bhagat@sta.uwi.edu
 ACURIL 2015...
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  1. 1. Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis, The Alma Jordan Library UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Kumaree Ramtahal, The Alma Jordan Library UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Niala Dwarika-Bhagat, Medical Sciences Library, UWI, Trinidad and Tobago
  2. 2. Presentation Summary Pathways to Learning - Toolkit of Online Resources for Enhancing Professional and Personal Development Niala Dwarika-Bhagat Professional and Personal Skills and Competencies in the 21st Century Environment Kumaree Ramtahal Overview of the 21st Century Environment in which Information Professionals Operate: Challenges and Opportunities Cheryl Peltier-Davis
  3. 3. What I will cover today …  Trends in the 21st Century Environment …  External Environment – Global Landscape  Internal Environment - Libraries • Library Users • Library Collections • Library Services  Caribbean Libraries in the 21st Century Environment: Opportunities and Challenges
  4. 4. Exponential Growth In Internet Users  Top 3 Internet activities in developing nations: 1. Socializing with friends, family (staying in touch, sharing views) 2. Searching for information (politics, health care, government services) 3. Career and commerce Source: (Pew Report, March 2015 http://www.pewglobal.org/2015/03/19/2-online-activities-in- emerging-and-developing-nations) 3.2 billion Internet users (40% of world’s population using the Internet) Source: International Telecommunication Union http://www.itu.int/en/ITU- D/Statistics/Documents/facts/ICTFactsFigures2015.pdf Source: Internet World stats http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats11.htm
  5. 5. Mobile Revolution  Expanded and diversified mobile device market (smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, iOS, Android, BlackBerry)  Evolution of Mobile Apps (entertainment, technology, education, library services)  Browsing behaviours shifted from desktop to mobile (users spending most of their digital viewing time on mobile devices) 7 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide (end of 2015) Source: International Telecommunication Union http://www.itu.int/en/ITU- D/Statistics/Documents/facts/ICTFactsFigures2015.pdf
  6. 6. Advances in ICT (technologies for the communication of information) Developing countries are harnessing the transformative power of ICTs to make services more efficient, catalyze economic development and strengthen social networks Source: World Bank report http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/ict/overview  Facebook - 1.4 billion users  YouTube - 1 billion users  Twitter - 302 million users http://acuril.uprrp.edu/index.php
  7. 7. Internal Environment – 21st Century Libraries Library Users Library Collections Library Services Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  8. 8. Baby Boom Generation: 1946 – 1964 (48 – 65) Generation X (Gen X): 1965 – 1979 (33 – 47) Millennial Generation (Millennials, Gen Y, Digital Natives): 1980 – 1999 (13 – 32) Who Are Our Library Users?
  9. 9.  Information-addicted, eager for quick access to current and personalised online resources.  Increasing expectation for device-neutral mobile access to materials in collections.  Expect 24/7 access to library resources.  Format agnostic (move seamlessly between electronic, print, virtual environment).  Obsessed with instant messaging, social media, mobile apps, gaming, online shopping.  Completely wired & multi-tasking (laptops, smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, MP3 players, wearable technology).  Increasingly self-sufficient, navigating resources making choices with no expert guide. Patron Profile
  10. 10.  Library Collections are a mix of traditional materials (printed books, serials, audio-visual) and e-formats (e-books, e- serials, e-theses, internet resources, digital collections/objects, streaming audio & video).  Search & Discovery portals provide one-stop discovery and delivery access to these collections  e-information portal  Enables search and discovery from a single interface:  UWI's subscription resources  Unique Caribbean resources  Scholarly intellectual output (UWISpace institutional repository)  Catalogues four UWI campuses http://libraries.sta.uwi.edu/ajl
  11. 11. Library Services Serving the Needs of 21st Century Users  Information Literacy  Ask A Librarian  24/7 Access  STARRS (St. Augustine Research & Reference Services)  User Education Centre (UEC)  Information Commons  Virtual Orientation Tours  Wireless Access  Openly accessible scholarly resources (UWISpace)  Digitised Special Collections
  12. 12. Caribbean Libraries in the 21st Century Environment Challenges and Opportunities  Proactive response … developed programmes and services:  Responsive to emerging technologies  Relevant to and reach diverse communities  Emphasize the library’s role as centers for life-long learning and self-development  Underscore the social responsibilities of libraries in bridging cultural gaps  Publicize libraries as enablers, providing information for decision and policy making
  13. 13.  Information Professionals  ACURIL 2015 conference: Collaborative Continuing Education: LEARN, ACT and INSPIRE  Strong advocates of and remain committed to developing core competencies (Professional and Personal) to survive 21st century challenges and maintain relevancy.
  14. 14. WHAT IS A COMPETENCY? 1. Skill: ability to choose and perform the right technique at the right time 2. Knowledge: theories, facts and procedures, and the ability to apply this information in different situations 3. Attribute: is an inherent characteristic or quality Source: www.uvic.ca/coopandcareer
  15. 15. COMPETENCIES  Observable  Measurable  Linked to the workplace, academic environment and other life experiences  Transferable  Based on performance Source: www.uvic.ca/coopandcareer
  16. 16. COMPETENCY STANDARDS AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION SPECIAL LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION Foundations of the Profession Information Resources Managing Information Resources Organization of Recorded Knowledge and Information Technological Knowledge and Skills Applying Information Tools and Technologies Reference and User Services Managing Information Services Research Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning Administration and Management Source: http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/sites/ala.org.educationcaree rs/files/content/careers/corecomp/corecompetences/finalcoreco mpstat09.pdf Managing Information Organizations Source: Special Libraries Association. 2003. https://www.sla.org/about-sla/competencies/
  17. 17. Source: Special Libraries Association. 2003. https://www.sla.org/about-sla/competencies/ DEFINITION: SPECIFIC SKILLS Practitioner’s knowledge of information resources, access, technology and management, and the ability to use this knowledge to provide the highest quality information services. • Managing Information Resources • Applying Information Tools and Technologies • Managing Information Services • Managing Information Organizations PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
  18. 18. PERSONAL COMPETENCIES DEFINITION: EXAMPLES Set of attitudes, skills and values that enable practitioners to work effectively and contribute positively to their organizations, clients and profession. Source: Special Libraries Association. 2003. https://www.sla.org/about- sla/competencies/  Seek out challenges and new opportunities  See the big picture  Communicate effectively  Present ideas clearly  Negotiate confidently and persuasively  Create partnerships and alliances  Build an environment of mutual respect and trust; respects and values diversity  Teamwork, collaboration  Think creatively and innovatively  Networking and personal career planning  Balances work, family and community obligations  Flexible and positive  Celebrates achievements for self and others
  19. 19. TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCIES  Online computer automation systems, cataloguing tools and resources, research guides, information literacy resources, metadata schemas, email, internet, social media tools and mobile apps, database searching techniques, e-books and other e-resources.  Emerging technologies that may become relevant tools for implementing future library services.
  20. 20. Second Life (virtual world) Librarian Shushing ‘stereotype’ Librarian Embedded Librarian OUR CHANGING ENVIRONMENT LIBRARIAN.0
  21. 21. Librarian.0 (2.0/3.0) - Profile  Understands the power of emerging technologies (self- publishing; wearable technology, MOOCs, Makerspaces, crowd- funding, QR Codes, infographics, open source, big data, e- resources, digital objects)  Does not shy away from non- traditional metadata in providing access to collections (tagging, tag clouds, folksonomies, other user-driven content descriptions)  Tech-Savvy, sees the potential in using non- traditional online resources (social media, mobile apps, repositories, digital collections)  Connects with patrons using their communication mode of choice (smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, Skype, Google Hangouts, instant messaging, e-mail)
  22. 22. New Job Titles to Reflect Changing roles and Competencies  Digital Services/Scholarship Librarian  Emerging Technology Librarian  Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian  Head, Information Delivery and Library Access  Head, Resource Acquisition, Management, and Discovery  Instructional Services Librarian  Metadata Librarian  User Experience Librarian
  23. 23.  Develop programmes and services to enhance access to resources.  Use emerging technologies to continue to deliver innovative services to our users.  Proactive at exploring free and fee based continuing education opportunities to develop the core competencies (professional and personal) to survive in this technologically driven landscape.
  24. 24. ACURIL 2015 COMPETENCIES TOOLKIT URL: https://www.pinterest.com/acuril2/
  25. 25. Contact  cheryl.peltier-davis@sta.uwi.edu  kumaree.ramtahal@sta.uwi.edu  niala.dwarika-bhagat@sta.uwi.edu  ACURIL 2015 Competencies Toolkit https://www.pinterest.com/acuril2/  Download presentation on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/cdtrini/acuril-2015- suriname-davis-ramtahal-dwarikabhagat

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