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Master List of Competencies for Information Professionals

24 May 2017 6:24 PM | Michel-Adrien Sheppard (Administrator)

The website Librarianship.ca has compiled a list of Competencies for Information Professionals developed by associations and other professional bodies.

The list breaks down into many categories, including:   

  • Academic Librarianship
  • Archives
  • Assessment
  • Collections Management
  • Data Management
  • Government Librarianship  
  • Information / Document / Records Management
  • Law Librarianship
  • Library Technicians  
  • Metadata and Cataloguing
  • Reference and Information Services
  • Scholarly Communications  

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries in recent years has prepared two documents on what it calls Professional Development Pathways:

  • Implementing CALL/ACBD Professional Development Pathways:
    "The Canadian Association of Law Libraries, through the Professional Development Committee, will make best efforts to provide a broad array of professional development opportunities that are designed to build members’ knowledge and skill in the following areas:
    • Collection Development, Cataloguing, Metadata and Information Organization
    • Information Technology 
    • Instruction 
    • Knowledge Management 
    • Leadership, Management and Professionalism 
    • Reference and Research Services 
    • Substantive Law"
  • CALL/ACBD Professional Development Pathways (list of competencies)
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