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The purpose of compiling competencies for library practice is to help libraries of all sizes and types build the foundation of competencies that will help them to develop staff skills and knowledge and ultimately to help meet the needs of the community. Take a look at competency sets from around the library field and learn how competencies can be applied in your library.

Competencies evolve as communities, libraries, and demands on staff evolve. The updated WebJunction Competency Index for the Library Field 2014 reflects that evolution, with increased emphasis throughout on 21st century skills, accountability, and community engagement.

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Competency Index for the Library Field

 Document / Last Modified: 07 March 2014

An updated edition of the WebJunction compilation of competency statements that address a broad spectrum of library service and practice.

Real Library Solutions Using Competencies

 Webinar / Last Modified: 03 February 2014

Archive and associated resources for September 16, 2010, webinar with Sandra Smith and Betha Gutsche on Competencies as building blocks to staff success.

Competency Success Stories for Your Library

 Webinar / Last Modified: 31 January 2014

Archive and associated resources for April 20, 2010, webinar on library competencies with Michael Porter, Elizabeth Iaukea, Pat Carterette and Betha Gutsche.