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Library Technology Competency Resources

Here are some resources to help libraries develop technology competencies for staff.

Competencies - Special Libraries Association

PDF Version Prepared for the Special Libraries Association Board of Directors by the Special Committee on Competencies for Special Librarians Eileen Abels, Rebecca Jones, John Latham, Dee Magnoni, Joanne Gard Marshall What is an Information Professional? An Information Professional ("IP") strategically uses information in his/her job to advance the mission of the organization.

Core Competencies

The Core Competences of Librarianship define the knowledge to be possessed by all persons graduating from ALA-accredited master's programs in library and information studies.

Developing core competencies for library staff

Dennis J. Smith is access librarian and commons coordinator at Brandeis University, e-mail: smithdj{at} , Jessi Hurd is operations manager, academic resources at University of South Florida, e-mail: jhurd2{at} , and LeEtta Schmidt is manager, interlibrary loan, document delivery and PRESTO Course Reserves at University of South Florida-Tampa Library, e-mail: lmschmidt{at} New demands and shrinking budgets have propelled library administrations towards re-examining their resources in light of the services they must provide to future patrons.

Edge Assessment

Edge is a nationally recognized management and leadership tool that is helping libraries and local governments work together to achieve community goals. With this professional tool, libraries can be better positioned to address community issues - like creating a stronger economy, ensuring workforce development and leading lifelong learning.

Home - Ephrata Public Library Staff Competencies - LibGuides at Ephrata Public Library

LibGuides. Ephrata Public Library Staff Competencies. Home.

Library Staff Competency Collections

A list of competencies documents from a variety of libraries and library organizations.

Swiss Army Librarian " Staff Technology Competencies :: Brian Herzog

May 27th, 2010 In addition to Email Scam Competency Testing, here's another tool for evaluating staff technology competencies. Developed by Alicia Verno, Head of Technical Services at the Wilmington (MA) Memorial Library (who generously agreed to share with everyone), this is a nice staff technology competencies matrix [pdf], breaking down tech skills by subject/software and assigning different skill levels based on position.

Technology Competencies

GSLIS helps students become leaders in librarianship and information science. In order to be successful in the program students must have a basic understanding of computer technologies.

Technology Core Competencies

The Technology Core Competencies training program addresses the growing need of our customers to increase their technical competence allowing for greater participate in civic life, and utilization of library resources and services. The program ensures all staff is technically equipped to effectively perform this essential formal and informal training function.