These are the technical skills I consider necessary for entering master's
students to have in order to succeed in a contemporary Library & Informaton
- Research Skills
- Use a variety of OPACs and bibliographic databases
- Be able to navigate through the help screens of OPACs and
- Determine what is available full text, abstract, or citation
- In short: given a citation, find the material online. Given
a topic, identify an appropriate database and find basic citations
for the given topic.
- PC skills
- Be able to articulate the difference between hardware and software.
- Be able to articulate whether a given file is on your computer
versus on the network.
- Be able to download and install a web browser and software updates.
- Be able to open a text file that is not associated with an application.
- Create (or capture and edit) an image file
- Create (or capture and edit) a text file
- Internet skills
- Capture html files off the web
- Send and receive e-mail attachments using at least 2 different
methods (ie: Outlook and PINE)
- Articulate how a web page is requested and transfered.
- Same skill as above, different wording: describe the client/server
- Articulate the difference between static html and any flavor of
dynamic web application