COMPETENCIES FOR LIS PROFESSIONALS IN THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: ANALYSIS AND DIMENSIONS
Author(s): AJEEMSHA.S, MARGAM MADHUSUDHAN
The term ‘competency’ had now become parallel to technological competency in Library and Information Science. However the norms for the competencies vary from institution to institution due to the objectives, needs and purpose. Competency is very dynamic one. A person who is competent in a particular environment may not be competent everywhere. This is due to the changing needs and growing technologies. Without ICT skills the librarians of the present day struggle to exist because the convergence of technology into libraries brought changes in the user’s attitude and approach. However this situation is going to escalate further as the society is now becoming ICT literate and knowledge driven. As the technologies are fast changing, the personnel should be up to up-to-date about the changes happening around his environment. This article examines skills and competencies required for the ICT professionals in the contemporary and various aspects of competencies.