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Tuesday, May 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Poster Session 3: Poster Board Number 158

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Poster Board Number: 158
Title: Rethinking Professional and Personal Competencies for Entry-level Academic Health Sciences Librarians: Results of a Delphi Study
Objective: To identify the professional and personal competencies needed of entry-level academic health sciences librarians from the perspectives of (1) academic health sciences library directors, (2) library and information sciences educators specializing in health sciences librarianship, and (3) adjunct faculty or health sciences library practitioners.
Methods: A delphi study, with four rounds of questionnaires, was conducted using SurveyMonkey. In the first round, each group of participants provided professional and personal competencies, and in the second round, each group rated the professional and personal competencies identified in the first round. In the third round, each group re-rated the professional and personal competencies, and in the fourth round, the participants were given the lists of professional and personal competencies created by each group to choose which one they preferred for entry-level academic health sciences librarians.
Results: Eighty-eight percent of the participants preferred the library and information sciences educators’ listing of professional competencies, and 56% of the participants preferred the library and information sciences educators’ listing of personal competencies.
Conclusions: From the participants’ viewpoint, library and information sciences educators specializing in health sciences librarianship have an understanding of the professional and personal competency needs of entry-level academic health sciences librarians.
Authors: Jodi Philbrick, Course Coordinator, Health Informatics Program, Department of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX


Tuesday May 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall A - Minneapolis Convention Center

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