This page is intended to allow you – as LIS professionals, students, educators, and others – to reflect on the question of what skills and knowledge are required by librarian 2.0 in order to effectively provide library 2.0. Most of all we want to encourage you to share your own comments and thoughts on the issue if you would like to.
Not sure where to start? Below you will find a YouTube video, as well as a PDF Document, each containing comments from LIS professionals on issues surrounding librarian 2.0*. They are intended to encourage comments and discussion about: (i) the skills, knowledge, attributes and qualities you think a ‘librarian 2.0’ should possess; (ii) whether these skills and qualities are any different to what we have always needed.
So have a look at the files and comments already here and then join in the discussion by adding your own comments below!
* Please note it is appreciated that not everyone will prefer the term ‘librarian 2.0’. It is being used here merely as a way of communicating the concepts of library and information professionals working in a rapidly changing and digital environment.
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Comments from delegates at the 2008 ALIA New Librarians Symposium on libary 2.0 and library education 2.0.