Laurent Piquemal is University Librarian at ABES, the French Bibliographic Agency fof Higher Education, in charge of the animation of Sudoc librarians’network. He is part of LIBER’s Digital Skills for Library Staff & Researchers Working Group.
He collaborates in professional training services for the national Sudoc community and was previously in charge of the Users training service at Nice University Library, where he developed an online traning program for informational skills.
Digital skills are too often acquired through a ‘learning-by-doing’ process. It’s time to integrate them into an official program for librarians.