Profession librarian

Librarians manage libraries and perform related library services. They manage, collect and develop information resources. They make information available, accessible and discoverable to any kind of user.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

  • Collection management

    The process of resource evaluation, selection and life-cycle planning to create and promote a coherent collection in line with the developing needs of the users or customers. Understanding legal deposit for long-term access to publications.

  • Information governance compliance

    The policies regarding processes and procedures for use of information, the balance between information availability and information security and IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) and personal data protection.

Skills

  • Develop solutions to information issues

    Analyse information needs and challenges to develop effective technological solutions.

  • Manage digital libraries

    Collect, manage and preserve for permanent access digital content and offer to targeted user communities specialised search and retrieval functionality.

  • Classify library materials

    Classify, code and catalogue books, publications, audio-visual documents and other library materials based on subject matter or library classification standards.

  • Conduct scholarly research

    Plan scholarly research by formulating the research question and conducting empirical or literature research in order to investigate the truth of the research question.

  • Analyse library users' queries

    Analyse library users' requests to determine extra information; assist in furnishing and locating that information.

  • Negotiate library contracts

    Negotiate contracts for library services, materials, maintenance and equipment.

  • Buy new library items

    Evaluate new library products and services, negotiate contracts, and place orders.

  • Perform customer management

    Identify and understand the customer's needs. Communicate and engage with stakeholders in designing, promoting and evaluating services.

  • Carry out internet research

    Execute efficient search on the internet in order to gather relevant information and share it with others.

  • Evaluate information services using metrics

    Use bibliometrics, webometrics and web metrics to evaluate information services.

  • Provide library information

    Explain the use of library services, resources and equipment; provide information about library customs.

  • Assess informational needs

    Communicate with clients or users in order to identify which information they require and the methods with which they can access it.

Optional knowledge and skills

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