Whose job is it anyways? Examining workplace dynamics
library technician, librarian, change, work responsibilities
What does it mean to be a library technician in 2015? How is the library technician’s role changing and could this affect the relationship with other working professionals in libraries? How do we encourage positive team dynamics? A survey conducted recently by the presenters identified significant changes to roles of librarians and library technicians. Core competencies and responsibilities are changing and roles are often blurred. However, that may create uncertainty and tension between library technicians and librarians as these responsibilities sometimes overlap. It is important that library technicians have a positive professional identity and healthy working relationship with the librarians. This session will examine some of the ways that the library technician’s role is changing.
Presented on May 29, 2015 at the Alberta Association of Library Technicians (AALT) Conference in Canmore, AB.
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