Being “Librarian 2.0”: It’s all in the attitude

By Helen Partridge

Published Dec 1, 2011 in the Newsletter Issue: Librarian 2.0 and Beyond — December 2011

A recent Australian study identified the skills and knowledge that library and information professionals require in the Web 2.0 world. Funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, the study involved 81 librarians participating in a series of focus groups. The study concluded that a so-called “Librarian 2.0” needs a complex mix of transferable skills, including teamwork, communication, business skills, lifelong learning and personal traits such as creativity, flexibility, adaptability and persistence. However, the study’s most interesting finding is that concepts like Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and Librarian 2.0 are “a watershed” for the Australian profession.

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Courtesy: Elsevier Library Connect

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InfoPort: A Subject Gateway to Indian Electronic Resources

The InfoPort is designed and developed by the INFLIBNET Centre
to serve as a comprehensive gateway to all Indian scholarly content. The gateway open-ups the Indian scholarly content scattered over the Internet through an integrated interface that support search, browse and multiple listing. The resources covered in the infoPort are organized under ten major categories (000 to 999) accroding to the Dewey Decimal Classification. Resources in the InfoPort are also arranged alphabetically by subjects. The Info-Port is accessible at:

http://infoport.inflibnet.ac.in/