Librarians and Potential Librarians: What computer skills are needed to be a librarian?

This question is for librarians who are recent graduates, those that are in a mater of library and information science program and those that have been working for a short while as a librarian. I have a nutrition degree without any computer classes. I know only basic stuff such as sending and receiving e-mail, surfing the net, and using Word for typing. Thus, 1) What computer skills are needed to as a librarian nowadays?(Please include the type of librarian you are/will become, public or private library and the computer skills needed) 2) Do you feel I would need to take further computer classes to prepare for a master of library and information science? What computer classes would you recommend? 3) Generally, what types of librarian requires the least knowledge of computers and information technology? What types require the most? Thank you very much. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Asked By: pink_cap - 12/23/2006
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As a solo-practitioner librarian currently working in a corporate (i.e., special/specialized) library, I must confess that nowadays librarians in ALL sectors (i.e., public, academic, special (specialized), school, etc.) must be proficient in using computers and a variety of software applications. Gone are the days of... More
Answered By: Eloise B - 12/23/2006
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