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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Document / Last Modified: 22 December 2014
An updated edition of the WebJunction compilation of competency statements that address a broad spectrum of library service and practice. Updated December 2014.
News / Last Modified: 30 September 2014
Have you encountered patrons who speak perfect English but with accents you are not familiar with? Have you asked them to repeat themselves so that you can address their queries? Have you felt distressed about not being able to reach your patrons hal...
Webinar / Last Modified: 26 August 2014
Archive and associated resources for September 16, 2010, webinar with Sandra Smith and Betha Gutsche on Competencies as building blocks to staff success.
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...
Document / Last Modified: 03 June 2014
Translation of WebJunction's updated 2014 edition of the Competency Index for the Library Field into Spanish