A creative video from students and faculty at the University of Washington’s Information School. It may help banish the librarian stereotype! http://librarianbyday.net/2010/05/librarians-do-gaga-you-gotta-watch-this/
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.