[Web4lib] Skillset for new librarians

Carol Bean beanworks at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 21:50:23 EST 2011

Well, Roy summed it up nicely, but from my perspective, the most valuable
technology skill a Librarian can have is being able to talk to IT people on
their level.  What does it take to do that?  More than you can ever teach in
an intro class.

So, yeah, as Lin says, have them enroll in the Computer Science School and
then offer them Library Sciences classes. :-)


On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Elizabeth Beers <brixton at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Web4Lib!
> I'm preparing to teach a course entitled Introduction to Technology in LIS,
> and I'm looking for some input on what you consider critical tech skills
> for
> new librarians.  The course is intended to provide an overview of the sorts
> of tech systems and capabilities that librarians will be expected to have
> or
> interact with once leaving library school.  Some of these students will be
> taking this class because they want to work with library systems or
> electronic resources - others will be in much less techy roles but want to
> have some tech experience going into their jobs.
> I'm interested in hearing what YOU think are the essential skills for new
> librarians - taken as broadly or narrowly as you'd like.  I really
> appreciate your opinions - and your time.
> Elizabeth Beers
> Digital Services Assistant
> Kresge Business Administration Library
> Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
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Carol Bean
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