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Skills of successful social librarians

We've talked before about how librarians are crucial to the success of a social knowledge network or social library initiative. Librarians carry out key duties including feeding and weeding, organizing, and cultivating information. Indeed, when libraries go social, the role of the librarian is more important than ever.

To perform these duties effectively, there are several skills librarians should have. Jonathan G. Geiger covered them in an article in Information Management, which our customer and friend Melanie Browne (from Maple Leaf Foods) had forwarded to us. I thought I'd share the link. Jonathan talks about technical, interpersonal, and positional skills required to carry out the role of what he calls the "data steward."

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