My colleague and I are conducting a survey on LIS skills for current librarians, particularly in the tech/ technical services fields. We
The survey is geared toward individuals with an MLIS who work with metadata, cataloging, systems, record management, technical services, and/or programming. The survey will determine which skills are currently used in these areas of librarianship. The survey will also determine how librarians gain those skills (i.e. through an LIS program, job training, self-taught). The skills, languages, technologies, and programs listed throughout the survey were harvested from 934 Librarian job postings at jobs.code4lib.org from March 2016 to July 2016.
The results will be analyzed to determine:
What skills and technologies librarians use in their current positions
If LIS programs offer (or have offered in the past) course work that teaches current technology skills for librarians
Where else librarians learn new skills
This survey is conducted by Dominique Bortmas, MLIS, Metadata Librarian at the University of South Florida, and Elizabeth Richey, Ph.D, Cataloging Specialist at Florida State University. For questions or comments, please contact us through [log in to unmask]
We hope you can take a few minutes to complete our brief survey. Thank you for your time and help!
Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LIS_skills