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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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Young Adults Deserve the Best

 Webinar / Last Modified: 17 July 2014

Archive and associated resources for November 23, 2010, webinar with Sarah Flowers on competencies for serving teens in libraries.

Competency Index for the Library Field

 Document / Last Modified: 16 July 2014

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

The International Language of Competencies

 News / Last Modified: 03 June 2014

WebJunction's Competency Index for the Library Field was conceived primarily as a foundation of knowledge, skills and attitudes for U. S. public libraries. Since the first publication in 2009 and continuing with the updated 2014 edition, the...