The Librarian - A Redefined Profession for the 21st Century


  • Elena Tîrziman University of Bucharest



librarianship, competencies, qualifications


The digital environment and related technologies transform the professions in the fields of Library and Information Sciences. The article tries to present the specificity of the librarianship professions in this new informational and communication context and to identify the skills and competences needed to effectively carry out specific activities in the digital age.The profession of librarian has undergone a spectacular transformation into one of the most complex professions. If for a long time it has been regarded as a humanist profession, it has been seen in the last few decades that we are finding it more and more as a socio-technical profession that necessarily requires library and information science, communication, ICT, foreign languages as well as solid general knowledge of various fields. The profession of librarian is a profession of socio-human and technical synthesis.


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How to Cite

Tîrziman, E. (2018). The Librarian - A Redefined Profession for the 21st Century. Revista Română De Biblioteconomie și Știința Informării = Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science, 13(4), 101–108.



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