This article lists some excellent resources that can develop our IT skills as library professionals. Professionals in the info field have encouraged me to learn more about metadata and project management and I think the links in this post will enhance one’s knowledge and skills in those areas.
I don’t think any of us entered library school with the notion that it would turn us into perfectly formed librarians, armed with everything we could possibly need to know to become whatever kind of librarian we wanted to be. Our field is much too wide ranging and evolves far too quickly for two years of learning to ever be sufficient for a lifetime of librarianship. Even if it were, I think a librarian who is uninterested in learning new things is a poor librarian indeed.
That said I was a little taken aback when I got into my courses and realized just how much the standard MLS program can’t cover. This is particularly true of online students like me who are taking a totally prescribed program; I’m being introduced tons of different concerns within the field, but career-based specialization is ultimately be up to me. For example, one of…
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