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Change. A change from a focus on objects to a focus on defining and leveraging relationships between objects and between the component parts of objects.

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1 Change

2 A change from a focus on objects to a focus on defining and leveraging relationships between objects and between the component parts of objects

3 Fundamental changes in patrons

4 Fundamental changes/paradigm shifts in librarians

5 Blurring of distinctions between college and university libraries

6 Results? Amorphous and hybrid positions. Examples of new positions with amorphous/hybrid job responsibilities: –Electronic resources librarian –Digital resources librarian –Information services librarian –Metadata librarian

7 What Can You Do To Prepare? 10 Most Important and Difficult to Fulfill Competencies (Total Academic): Leadership potential; Can flexibly respond to change; Managerial skills; Innovative; Communication skills; Entrepreneurial skills; People skills; Technology skills; Can handle high volume workload; Commitment to organizational goals. 8Rs Canadian Human Library resource Institutional Survey Table D4a

8 Jennifer Soutter Digital Services Librarian University of Windsor x 3186


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