1983: Professional competencies--technology and the librarian

 

20th Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1983). Edited by Linda C. Smith.

The twentieth annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing was held April 24-26, 1983, at the Illini Union, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Clinic theme emphasized the human side of library automation: professional competencies required to make effective use of new information technologies. The papers included in this volume consider how professional roles and responsibilities have been and are being affected by technological change and what competencies are important in filling these roles. In addition, approaches to training and education to develop competencies are explored.

The complete text of the proceedings is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Virgo, Julie Carroll (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1983)
    I would like to begin by reviewing what it is about an association that shapes the special role it can play in developing professional competence. To begin with what is perhaps the obvious, a professional association consists ...
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  • Sweeney, Richard (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1983)
    This paper addresses two major questions. First, what is the schizophrenia that is afflicting the library profession in general and public librarians in particular? Second, what knowledge and skill competencies must ...
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  • Segal, Jo An S. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1983)
    Since Sunday evening we have enjoyed outstanding papers on the competencies required for the use of the new information technologies in librarianship. We have looked at the needs for using technology, the kinds ...
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  • Nikecki, Danuta A. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1983)
    The classic dichotomy within librarianship roughly divides the profession's functions into two the technical activities of acquiring and organizing recorded information on the one hand and on the other hand the public ...
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  • Henderson, Kathryn Luther (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1983)
    At a library conference in 1940, William M. Randall called technical services the "most typical of the activities of libraries" "they are..." he said, "the things which librarians do that no one else does the secrets ...
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