Wednesday, August 7, 2013

NASIG approves Core Competencies of Electronic Resources Librarians

NASIG has announced that their Board approved and adopted “Core Competencies of Electronic Resources Librarians” as NASIG policy at their June 2013 meeting in Buffalo, New York.  The core competencies are organized around the life cycle of electronic resources, the technology required to provide and maintain access to electronic resources, evaluation and assessment of e-resources use, and communication of information concerning electronic resources, their evaluation and use.  The changing landscape of electronic resources is acknowledged. Commitment to professional development, flexibility, a high level of tolerance for complexity and ambiguity and a focus on customer services are emphasized.

The full text of of the NASIG Core Competencies of Electronic Resources Librarians is available through NASIG's Core Competencies Task Force web site.

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