**This Working Group is no longer active. Please see the LIBER Strategy page for more information on current Working Groups**
February 2012. Current members of the Working Group on Organisation and Skills are:
- Ms Nathalie Marcerou-Ramel (Chair), Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France
- Mr David Aymonin, Université de Nouvelle Calédonie, France
- Ms Yvonne de Grandbois, Haute école de gestion, Genève, Switzerland
- Mr Julien Roche, Université Lille 1, Lille, France
- Ms Ellen Simons, Avans Hogeschool, Breda, Netherlands
- Ms Cécile Swiatek, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, Paris, France
If you want to join the Working Group, please contact Nathalie Marcerou-Ramel.
STUDIES AND SURVEYS ON PROFESSIONAL SKILLS IN THE LIBRARY FIELD New link 2012/05/19
PRIORITIES FOR 2010-2012
Keeping track of organizational changes in libraries and changes in skills and competences. Based on research, surveys and professional discussions on these topics, the working group will aim at producing recommendations for research libraries in Europe. Topics to be covered are:
- What new skills are required to perform the tasks of today and tomorrow?
- How do libraries in different parts of Europe deal with this need?
- How do we recruit staff and can we learn from each other?
- Is it possible to identify a set of basic criteria for the recruitment of library directors which could be used locally in discussions with University management?
- How are organizations developing in view of the new tasks and skills required?
- Do these changes affect organizational structures?
- Ambassadors of the Book, Antwerp : Cécile Swiatek and Nathalie Marcerou-Ramel attend the International Conference organized at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), on 1st and 2nd February 2012
- October 2011. Deborah Shorley, Julien Roche and Nathalie Marcerou-Ramel work on the project of study on strategic issues with the Research information Network (RIN). Please see the project Skills Project proposal. This survey has to be delayed but remains one of the main project of the Working Group.
- September 26th, 2011. The WG Skills approves its 2011 – 2012 Program.
- June 29th, 2011, Barcelona Conference: David Aymonin wants to step down as chair of the WG Skills. Nathalie Marcerou-Ramel is approved as new chair.
- May 25th 2011. DA asks the participating members to create and update their profile on Linkedin. The next step will be a call to all LIBER members to come to the meeting of the WG in june at the LIBER general conference.
- April 21th 2011. Message from DA to all the members of the WG to check who’s willing to participate and to validate a communcation and enrollment action plan.
- April 11th 2011. Message to the LIBER board (written by DA) to suggest that the LIBER board launch ASAP a recruitment campaign focused to LIS schools in Europe.
- Feb-April 2011. Several LIBER members declare their interest in participating to the WG. Welcome!
- Jan 11th 2011. Step Report of the activities of the Working group LIBER SKILLS.
– It appears clearly that it would be wise for LIBER to invite european LIS schools to participate
– Many initiatives have been already undertaken recently in Europe, but without coordination, and mainly at a local level in libraries or LIS schools.
– a first bibliography is provided.
See below a selection of some important competency systems of reference for the library field available online (work in progress)
- Webjunction (2009)
Competency Indexfor theLibraryField. Compiled by WebJunction. June 2009. Editor Betha Gutsche.
- Bibliofil (France, 2008)
If you want to add a reference, please contact Nathalie Marcerou-Ramel
- MANAGEMENT SKILLS
- SUBJECT LIBRARIANS
Re-skilling for Research is an investigation into the role and skills of subject and liaison librarians required to effectively support the evolving information needs of researchers, conducted for RLUK by Mary Auckland, OBE MSc HonFClip and published in January 2012:
- REPOSITORY MANAGERS
See the communication on Skills Set for Repository Managers delivered by Maria Cassella and Maddalena Morando during the last LIBER Barcelona Conference:
- IT STAFF AND DATA LIBRARIAN
Literature review of IT Skills in Academic Libraries (Vivienne Houghton, University of Denver, 2 may 2012):
- Competences needed for the HERITAGE LIBRARIANS of the future: the WG Skills attended the International Conference organized at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), on 1st and 2nd February 2012
- Key skills and competencies of a new generation of LIS professionnals, Pussadee Nonthacumjane, IFLA Journal, Décember 2011, vol. 37, n° 4 280-288, http://ifl.sagepub.com/content/37/4/280.abstract (French version: http://conference.ifla.org/past/ifla77/97-nonthacumjane-fr.pdf )
- Identifying Core reference Competencies from an Employer’s Perspective, Laura Saunders, Simmons College. Preprint published on the College and Research Libraries’ Website in August 2011, http://crl.acrl.org/content/early/2011/08/26/crl-281.full.pdf+html
- Management Education for Library Directors: Are Graduate Library Programs Providing Future Library Directors With the Skills and Knowledge They Will Need? by Maureen L. MacKenzie and James P. Smith, Journal of Education for Library and Information science JELIS 2009, vol. 50, no3, pp. 129-142, http://www.dowling.edu/faculty/mackenzie/docs/library_directors.pdf
- Bouthillier, F. 2008. Les nouveaux rôles des bibliothécaires et leurs enjeux dans l’organisation du travail. Francophonies et bibliothèques : Innovations, changements et réseautage. First Conference of the Association internationale francophone des bibliothécaires et documentalistes. Montréal, August 3-5.
- Growing Your Own: developing leaders through succession planning, A Murray, Liber Quarterly, Vol 17, 2007, Issue 3/4, http://liber.library.uu.nl/index.php/lq/article/view/7886/8103
- The changing role of the subject librarian, M. Cotta-Schønberg, Liber Quarterly, Vol 17, 2007, Issue 3/4, http://liber.library.uu.nl/index.php/lq/article/view/7890
- Organizational charts in a selection of LIBER libraries : analysis of current trends, S. Jouguelet, Liber Quarterly, Vol 16, 2006, Issue 3/4, http://liber.library.uu.nl/index.php/lq/article/view/7864
- Maureen L. Mackenzie, James P. Smith (2011), How Does the Library Profession Grow Managers? It Doesn’t–They Grow Themselves, in Anne Woodsworth (ed.) Advances in Librarianship (Advances in Librarianship, Volume 33), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.51-71. DOI:10.1108/S0065-2830(2011)0000033006