Many library organizations have put the effort into defining the competencies—skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors—necessary for library staff to provide the best service to their patrons. Use these competency collections as a starting point for your own competency-based efforts.

ALA's list of competency sets

ALA-Allied Professionals Association (ALA-APA)

Alliance Library System

California Library Association

Connecticut Library Association

Federal Library & Information Center Committee

  • Federal Librarian Competencies

Marathon County Public Library (WI)

North Carolina State Library

Ohio Library Council

Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenberg County

Special Libraries Association

Toronto Public Library


Western Council of State Libraries

Information Wants to Be Free