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Public Librarian Perceptions : Use Of And Preparedness To Perform Cilf Competencies, Nan Carmack Jan 2016

Public Librarian Perceptions : Use Of And Preparedness To Perform Cilf Competencies, Nan Carmack

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This study surveyed public librarians from American Library Association accredited library and information science programs to ascertain their perceptions regarding their usage of the Online Computer Library Center’s 2015 Competency Index for the Library Field in identifying discrete activities in which librarians engage. The study sought to determine if competency use and feelings of preparedness were affected by the independent variables of type of school attended (traditional or iSchool) and type of library job (youth services, reference, collection management, and administrative). While the interaction of school and job is not significant in reporting perceptions of preparedness, those attending iSchools reported …