Competencies help explain the very complex answer to “what do librarians do these days?” This is also the package of knowlege, skills, and abilities which I bring to the job. Professional identity is the first of the six areas which library and information science covers.
Molly Raphael, presidential candidate for ALA, remains a defendant of the core values of the library profession: intellectual freedom, privacy and open access. Digital information needs librarians’ vigilance as well.
Commuting from Northern Virginia to Catholic University is a delicate balance between arriving on time for class and navigating the nation’s capital where the spirit of democracy takes many forms.