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“Soft skills: new challenges for librarians in the digital age”

Date:

11/17/2017


“Soft skills: new challenges for librarians in the digital age”

a talk by Maria Stella Rasetti, director of public libraries in Pistoia, on the occasion of:
Fit for purpose: Skills for tomorrow’s information professionals
A one-day seminar organized by EUROLIS

In order to keep abreast of the numerous changes in technology and in order to be in a position to cope with social changes we librarians tend to develop a kind of “Accumulation Syndrome” when it comes to competencies we aspire to acquire new skills and knowledge over and above our traditional and consolidated skills. Because of this we become Wikipedians, experts in 3D printing, producers of apps for smartphones and organisers of electronic games tournaments in our libraries! One possible solution to cure ourselves of this dangerous syndrome is to develop another set of skills, that is to say soft skills or relational competencies which enable us to facilitate our capacity to enter into a relationship with the numerous and diverse components.

“Fit for Purpose, Skills for Tomorrow’s Information Professionals” is a one-day seminar organised by EUROLIS. Leading experts from various European countries will share their experience and ideas with the audience on the changes and challenges that the future holds for librarians and information professionals. Chaired by Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP, the seminar will feature Silke Hoffmann, Alexandre López-Borrull, María Stella Rassetti, Ana Luisa Costa, Antonia Arahova and Eléna da Rui. The event will take place on 17th November at the building of the Royal Society of Arts.

Maria Stella Rasetti, director of public libraries in Pistoia, for ten uears has been teaching Library Science at the University of Florence. She is the author of several professional books on library marketing, social library, volunteers and active citizenship in the library.

EUROLIS was born over 12 years ago when librarians of the European Cultural Institutes based in London decided to work together and promote European languages in the UK in association with CILIP.

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE SEMINAR AND TO REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE PLEASE CLICK here!
GENERAL FEE: £60 lunch included
CONCESSIONS for students, seniors and students / users of EUROLIS organisations: £48 lunch included.
DATES: 17/11/2017 (from 09:00 to 17:00)
LOCATION: Royal Society of Arts (RSA), 8 John Adam Street, WC2N 6EZ London

Information

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017

Time: From 9:00 am To 5:00 pm

Organized by : EUROLIS

Entry : Free


Location:

Royal Society of Arts (RSA), 8 John Adam Street,

2580