Digital Librarian Competency in Managing digitized Library: A requirement for Cloud Computing Implementation in Libraries

Wada Ibrahim


This article appreciates the opportunities made available by Information and Communication Technology tools in the global world and tries to provide a measure by which librarians and library professionals can fully take up responsibilities of managing digitized library in a cloud computing environment. The specific functions required of a digital librarian are been identified via Digital Librarian Cloud Competency Model (DLCCM), bearing in mind skills of Digital Librarians such as knowledge on computer hardware and software that are required to facilitate implementation of Cloud Computing in Libraries. It is believed that competency could be attained by digital librarian via rigorous training and regular application of the ICT tools to any aspect of library functions in either sequential or sporadic manner, and as fast as possible. Suggestions are given to provide guides for digital librarian in establishing coordinated efforts while involving in cloud computing activities where library functions are now beyond space, time frame and geographical location.

Keywords: Library, Digital Librarian, ICTs, Cloud Computing, Computer Competency, Digital Library, Information Age

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