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Competencies Required of Public Services Librarians to Use New Technologies

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Title: Competencies Required of Public Services Librarians to Use New Technologies
Author(s): Nikecki, Danuta A.
Subject(s): Libraries --Data processing Online data processing Information technology Library education
Abstract: The classic dichotomy within librarianship roughly divides the profession's functions into two the technical activities of acquiring and organizing recorded information on the one hand and on the other hand the public assistance to interpret and disseminate this stored information. ' Within this setting, the main function of public services librarians is to help library users to acquire needed information. To do so involves personal interactions, interpretation of needs, retrieval of information, and delivery of documents, facts or directions. Does the utilization of new technologies which are appearing in libraries demand the development of new competencies among public services librarians to peform their function? Are we in the midst of a revolutionary change whereby "the availability of online bibliographic searching has created demand for librarians with new skills and expertise."
Issue Date: 1983
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In L.C. Smith, ed. 1983. Professional competencies--technology and the librarian. Papers presented at the 1983 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 43-57.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (20th : 1983)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1220
ISBN: 0-87845-070-X
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1983.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-09
 

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