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    Skills for the Digital Librarian

    February 7th, 2008

    This is not so much new or emerging but it’s an interesting study nonetheless: What Is Needed to Educate Future Digital Librarians: A Study of Current Practice and Staffing Patterns in Academic and Research Libraries.

    “… surveyed current digital library professionals in academic libraries in the United States to identify their activities and skills and to detect any gaps in their training. We analyzed input from the survey responses to learn more about the nature of digital library work practices and to identify common and necessary attributes (knowledge and skills) required of “digital librarians.” The findings from our study have implications for the design of digital library education that meets real workplace needs.”

    So take stock: have you got what it takes?