Thoughts on the Need for Continuous Learning and Re-Skilling in Librarianship

This talk was provided by Carl Grant during the NISO Virtual Conference held on December 12, 2018. The event focused on what academic libraries might need to be concerned with over the course of the next three to five years.

The pace of technological change began rapidly accelerating in the early 2000’s and hasn’t slowed down since.  Many libraries have dealt with this by transitioning into information-based collaboration hubs in their communities, focused on knowledge creation. That transition benefits from librarianship embracing new thinking with regard to library spaces, emerging technologies, agility, enhanced collaboration and extended community outreach.  Each of those areas requires new skills and thus continuous learning.  This talk will examine these aspects of librarianship in the years ahead.

A PDF version of Carl's text is available in the right-hand page bar.