Libarary and Information Science Professionals and Skill Sets for the Electronic Information Environment
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This paper discusses the need for library professionals to acquire core competences and new skills relevant for the management of the modem-day library .and also, capable of making them relevant in the present competitive electronic environment. It also discusses the impact of emerging changes on the role of libraries. It further explains different skill sets required by library professionals for the electronic environment. This article stresses that the growth and continued existence of librarians in this technology based environment is dependent' on their ability to acquire new skill sets to navigate the electronic environment effectively and also compete favourably with counterparts from other disciplines who want to hijack library responsibilities from the librarians.
Electronic Information Environment , LIS Professionals , New Skills , Information Technology , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Other social sciences::Library and information science
Ukachi, N.B (2010). Libarary and Information Science Professionals and Skill Sets for the Electronic Information Environment. Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol.7 (1&2).