Professional Development for Librarians in Turkey

Kandemir, Ümran Professional Development for Librarians in Turkey., 2003 . In Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, New York (USA), 6th June 2003. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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In this presentation, I am going to talk about what is happening in Turkey for the professional development of librarians. I will start with a brief history of Turkish librarianship in the past century and where we are today. As in the U.S. and elsewhere, there have been many changes, due to the impact of the global information network. Things in our profession are just changing so rapidly, literally from day to day, that one can define modern librarians as players in a continuously running guessing game, certain that nothing will stay where it was even a day or two before. In Koç University’s Suna Kıraç Library, the keywords are "creativity," "dynamism," "innovation," and "flexibility". The biggest challenge facing librarians today is defining ourselves in ways that convey to our superiors as well as our users that we are specialists in financial management, information management, knowledge management, operations management, marketing, resource procurement and contract negotiation, technology utilization, training, and service delivery. In other words, the job tasks and skill requirements of the modern librarian are identical to those of the professional employees of every successful firm in the worldwide service industry sector.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: Professional development, Turkey, Library education, Suna Kirac Library, ANKOS, TLA, UNAK
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GH. Education.
F. Management. > FE. Personnel management.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GE. Staff.
Depositing user: Umran Kandemir
Date deposited: 15 Jul 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:01


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