Your Name and Title:David Shumaker, Clinical Associate Professor

Library, School, or Organization Name:Catholic University of America, Dept. of Library and Information Science

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: US (Eastern time)

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Prospective Library and Information Science (LIS) students, current students, LIS educators, librarians and information professionals

Short Session Description (one line): This session presents highlights of the revised Statement on Competencies for Information Professionals adopted by the Special Libraries Association in April 2016.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): In April 2016, the Special Libraries Association adopted a new statement of “Competencies for Information Professionals” (http://www.sla.org/about-sla/competencies/ ). In this presentation, Professor David Shumaker, who chaired the Competencies Task Force, will highlight some of the key updates from past competencies documents, and discuss how every student, educator, librarian, and library manager can use the competencies to advance personal, professional, and organizational goals.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: https://www.sla.org/about-sla/competencies/

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