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Core & Technical Competency Status of Academic Library Professionals in Panjab University Chandigarh: A Survey

International Journal of Information Library and Society

Volume 4 Issue 2

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: Rupak Chakravarty, Jyoti Sharma | Author(s) Affiliation: Department of Library & Information Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, India.
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Abstract

The professional competency includes the necessary knowledge and skills to be possessed by any professionals. It is crucial in case of LIS professionals also. These competencies are based on the values of the organization and not only sharpen the ability of the professional but also contributes to organizational success in the long run. The purpose of this paper is to review the perception, expectations, preferences and current status of two competencies (core and technical) that are required by the library professionals. Core competencies are based on the values of the organization. Technical competencies are the ability of a person to do their job comparatively and on the same level as other professionals in their field. This paper is an attempt to map these competencies level among Library Professionals of Panjab University, Chandigarh. The study is based upon the response received by the LIS professionals (library assistants and assistant librarians) for which a structured questionnaire was prepared.

Keywords: Competencies, Continuous Professional Development, CPD, Library Professionals, Assistant Librarians, Library Assistants, Panjab University

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