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Corrall, Sheila (2009) Get ready to use your expertise creatively. Library + Information Gazette.

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Feature article introducing previews of the 2009 annual conference of the Society of College, National, and University Libraries (SCONUL), where the author was scheduled to speak on the competencies needed for hybrid and blended professional roles. Reviews the multi-faceted impact of technology developments on libraries and explains how information specialists in all sectors have to perform at higher levels and get more involved in the core work of their organizations, which means getting better at networking and gaining a deeper understanding of business issues to complement their specialist expertise and professional know-how. Concludes that workforce development will be a continuing, crucial requirement. Argues that all library staff will need a blend of professional, technical, organizational, managerial, interpersonal, and personal skills and knowledge; and advocates a mix of learning through work-based activities, taking time out for reflection, and moving in and out of formal education, including online courses, to stay current.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduSCORRALL
Date: 22 May 2009
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Library + Information Gazette
Publisher: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blended, professionals, Hybrid, roles, Information, professionals, Para-professional, staff, Professional, education, Staff, development.
Article Type: Research Article
Additional Information: The article was previously in the public domain, but is no longer available online. Library + Information Gazette ceased publication in December 2010 and in January 2011 was merged with Library + Information Update to form CILIP Update.
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2015 20:53
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 04:59


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