Future Library Competencies

Volume 49 NO. 3 2016

In this issue we are attempting to look ahead at the professional skills required to perform a library job in the future – Future Library Competencies. What competencies describe the contributing factors that enable employees to function in their role? In libraries the role has normally been librarian, library assistant or library director. In many libraries this has changed.

Libraries are so much more than a place where you go to borrow books and library employees need to have a diverse set of skills. To possess accurate competencies to do the job successfully is important. How this will be achieved in the future, only time will tell, but some of our articles aptly discuss the topic.

The next, and sadly the last, issue of SLQ will reach you by mid-December.

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Editor-in-chief National Library of Sweden