Mobile library and staff preparedness

Saravani, Sarah-Jane and Haddow, Gaby (2011) Mobile library and staff preparedness. In: Third International m-libraries Conference: Mobile Technologies: Information on the move, 11-13 May, 2011, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Abstract or Summary

The provision of access to information and effective delivery of information services is central to the role of librarians. Mobile technologies have added another dimension to this role – one that requires new knowledge, skills and competencies to ensure the needs and expectations of users are met. If libraries are to be successful in developing services for mobile technologies, their managers will have to consider two significant staffing issues. Firstly, it is important to understand what knowledge, skills and competencies are needed by staff to enable them to deliver services through mobile technologies, and secondly, to use that understanding to provide support and training for staff in the use of mobile technologies. In order to explore these issues and to contribute to the planning and professional development in the mobile library environment, a survey was undertaken of librarians working in the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia and New Zealand.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords that describe the item:Vocational Education and Training sector libraries, mobile libraries, mobile technologies, staff competencies
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions:Corporate > Library
ID Code:1268
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Deposited On:04 Nov 2011 02:00
Last Modified:28 Mar 2012 01:41

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