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When is a Librarian not a Librarian?

Pittaway, Sarah ORCID: (2016) When is a Librarian not a Librarian? In: UKSG Forum 2016 'The innovation game: breaking the rules', 16th November 2016, London. (Unpublished)

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More often than not, professional library posts stipulate that candidates must hold an appropriate qualification in information or library science/studies. Some go further and stipulate CILIP chartership.

But what constitutes a professional or qualified librarian? Are these professional qualifications the only viable route into library roles? Where do we draw the boundaries?

This lightening talk argues that we should apply flexibility to this definition of ‘qualified’ and look at some examples of where a broader definition has brought new skills and competencies into the team at The Hive.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: The Hive, library trends, professional library posts
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions: Central Services > Library Services
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Depositing User: Sarah Pittaway
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 12:12
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 14:35

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