Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries

ALSC Needs Your Input on Core Competencies

In 1989, the ALSC Education Committee drafted the Core Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries. Since then, these competencies have served as a tool to guide librarians serving children by providing excellent library services. As an ongoing commitment, the Education Committee has reviewed the competencies periodically to ensure that the resource continues to adequately represent the skills necessary to continue this high level of service. The Education Committee is currently working on of these scheduled reviews and we need your input!

Please consider responding to our initial survey to give us your feedback on any part of the existing competencies; we welcome input on individual sections or on the entire document. The survey can be accessed at through December 20th. Our committee believes that user feedback is critical to ensuring that the competencies are serving librarians in providing high-quality library services to children.

We appreciate your time and your expertise.

Headshot of Amanda Yother, author of blogpost about the Competencies survey
Photo courtesy of Amanda Yother



Amanda Yother/ALSC Education Committee co-chair


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