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Developing models of professional competence to enhance employability in the network world

Corrall, Sheila (2005) Developing models of professional competence to enhance employability in the network world. In: 6th World Conference on Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning for the Library and Information Professions, 11 August 2005 - 13 August 2005, Oslo, Norway.

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Abstract

Key drivers of change today include rapid advances in computing and networking technologies, continuing growth of the information and knowledge economy and expectation of value-added personalised services. Related effects of environmental forces on the library and information profession include a convergence of interests around electronic delivery, a blurring of boundaries between professional specialisms and the emergence of composite services, combining libraries with other areas. Employment patterns and workplace practices have shifted towards project-based working and cross-functional teams. Vacancy advertisements for library and information workers reveal a wide range of job titles and a broader set of skills than sought historically in the sector. Research on skills needs and development priorities indicates that information professionals require a mix of specialist, generic, personal and contextualised knowledge and skills. Different models of professional competence are needed to help library and information professionals make sense of their position in the networked world, manage their own continuing development and define their unique contribution to their organisations and communities. Drawing on published literature and empirical evidence, this paper discusses the need for new conceptual frameworks and practical tools to enhance the employability of library and information professionals and presents some models developed for this purpose.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduSCORRALL
Date: August 2005
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Continuing Professional Development – Preparing for New Roles in Libraries: A Voyage of Discovery
Volume: 116
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter/K. G. Saur
Place of Publication: Munich, Germany
Page Range: 26 - 40
Event Title: 6th World Conference on Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning for the Library and Information Professions
Event Dates: 11 August 2005 - 13 August 2005
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1515/9783598440168.2.26
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blended, librarians, Competencies, Continuing, professional, development, Employability, Information, specialists, Technological, change
ISBN: 9783598440168
Editors:
EditorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Genoni, PaulUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Walton, GrahamUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Official URL: http://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/27433
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 16:23
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:00
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/25168

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