publication . Article . 2007

Information professionals: core competencies and professional development

Flávia Ferreira; Joanice Nascimento Santos; Lucyana Nascimento; Ricardo Sodré Andrade; Susane Barros; Jussara Borges; Helena Pereira da Silva; Othon Jambeiro; Fábio Ferreira; Bethany Lynn Letalien;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007 Journal: Information Research: An International Electronic Journal (issn: 1368-1613, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Borås
Abstract
<br><b>Introduction.</b> We discuss the concept of core competencies applied to policies for teaching and training information professionals, particularly librarians. <br><b>Method.</b> Sixty graduates of the Institute were employed as information professionals. These sixty were asked to attribute degrees of importance to specific items associated with knowledge and skills that, within the scope of this research, were considered core competencies for meeting the demands of their jobs. Participants were also asked to cite knowledge they acquired in school and knowledge they use in exercising their profession, the skills that they consider necessary but that they ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Professional education for information professionals, Bibliography. Library science. Information resources, Z
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