Library & information Science Profession and professional competencies

Shabir Ahmad Ganaie


Libraries ever since their beginning are engaged in the acquisition, processing and dissemination of knowledge, as knowledge is stock-in —trade for librarians. Because of modern technology applied in the libraries, nature of activities performed in libraries has changed to a great extent. With the passage of time all the three ingredients of library viz. documents (in any format), Users (in their behavior) and staff (in their skills) are changing. This paper analyses these changes & lists the competencies being adopted by LIS professionals in order to perform effectively and efficiently.

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