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A Study on the Evaluation of Librarian’s Competency Value

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2021, 55(1), pp.107-133
  • DOI : 10.4275/KSLIS.2021.55.1.107
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : January 19, 2021
  • Accepted : February 15, 2021
  • Published : February 28, 2021

Sung-Jong Cha 1 Kim, Jinmook 2 Park Hee Jin 3

1신라대학교
2강남대학교
3한성대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was performed in order to provide suggestions on how to strengthen librarian competency by evaluating and analyzing the competency value of librarians as information professions. First, the study divided the common competency value of librarians as human capital of libraries into skills, knowledge, behavior and attitude, and analyzed each area of competency value for librarians of the A-library. As a result, the average of the ‘librarian’s behavior and attitude’ area was the highest, followed by the ‘librarian’s skill’ area and the ‘librarian’s knowledge’ area. Second, in terms of ‘librarian’s skill’, A-library librarians’ competence values were high in the order of ‘communication’, ‘leadership’, ‘technology’ and in the terms of ‘librarian’s knowledge’ ones were high in the order of ‘law and policy’, ‘marketing’, ‘learning and growth’ and ‘finance and accounting’. In addition, in areas of ‘librarian’s behavior and attitude’, the factors were high in the order of ‘ethics and values’, ‘interpersonal relationships’ and ‘customer service’. Third, the analysis of whether the average difference exists depending on the characteristics of A-library librarians on their evaluation of the competency value shows that only the ‘working period’ factor in the total competency value and the two factors ‘age’ and ‘working period’ were statistically significant in the ‘librarian’s knowledge’ area. Forth, as a result of a regression analysis to identify the characteristics of A-library librarians and their impact on competency value, only the ‘final education’ factor was statistically significant for the competency value of the ‘librarian’s skill’ area. Fifth, in the survey on problems and desirable improvement measures in increasing the competency value of librarians, the proportion of presenting problems and improvement plan in systemic aspects such as the ‘librarian qualification system’ and ‘librarian training system’ was high.

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