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What education for the Digital Librarian? Profiles, skills, competencies in the Google era


DILL 10 years later 2006 - 2016 Seminar at Stelline, Milan - March 18, 2016 - Convegno Stelline 2016

The Workshop promoted by the DILL Master Consortium was titled International Master in Digital Library Learning 10 years after , and was held during The Conference Stelline - Milan 2016 (

The Stelline Conference saw librarians coming from all over Italy and from everywhere to discuss on a very crucial contemporary issue: what should be the professional profile of librarians in the Google era?

The meeting was also an occasion to reunite the international community that has grown around DILL: alumni from past editions meet together with professors, visiting professors, experts, current students to share careers and study path, ideas, best practices and discuss together. The overall DILL community experience actively contributed to enrich the discussion about the education for digital librarian in Italy and internationally, with high valued contributions as papers, posters or pecha kuchas. The programme of the International Master in Digital Library Learning meeting has been planned to provide students with the most complete and consistent education for Digital Librarian new professionals.

Ten years after the first edition, the contemporary society has revealed new trends, new necessities have emerged from the Digital Library community. New competencies are requested from the librarians and new profiles are asked by the labour market.

The event has been planned not as a celebration, but as a critical reflection about the strengths and weaknesses of the programme. How can DILL and professional master programmes respond to the changing necessities of the society? How to improve the educational curriculum to satisfy the new competencies? (original registration page



Workshop programme (with videos and slides)

Original Call for Proposals

Digital Librarian Competencies and Functions: papers published on the italian journal 'Biblioteche Oggi'

 'Le competenze del bibliotecario digitale', Anna Maria Tammaro

                                                                                           'Il percorso professionale e la carriera del bibliotecario digitale', Carla Colombati, Elena Giusti

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