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Alesia McManus's picture

Final Draft of RUSA Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians

The final draft of the RUSA Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians  is available for comment and feedback by the RUSA membership.   Please feel free to add your comments in this discussion space.   You may also send your comments to Nancy Huling, the Task Force chair, at  hulingn@uw.edu.   The commenting period ends on Monday, July 31. 

David Shumaker's picture

1. There should be something about the fact that service professionals need to have sophisticated, professional-level knowledge of state of the art information retrieval technologies and systems, and apply that knowledge to identify and obtain information.

2. A number of points could be condensed under the idea that service professionals need to apply sophisticated knowledge of the psychological, sociological, contextual and other factors that affect human interaction with information.

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