Knowledge and competencies statements

Knowledge and competencies statements developed by relevant professional organizations

Specialized learning experiences are built upon a general foundation of library and information studies. The design of specialized learning experiences takes into account the statements of knowledge and competencies developed by relevant professional organizations.

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) AALL Guidelines for Graduate Programs in Law Librarianship

American Association of School Librarians (AASL) ALA/AASL/CAEP School Librarian Preparation Standards - 2019 (PDF)

American Library Association (ALA) Core Competences of Librarianship

American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) ASIST Educational Guidelines

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) ARLIS/NA Core Competencies for Art Information Professionals (pdf)

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Competencies for Special Collections Professionals

 ACRL Standards and Guidelines for various competencies statements

Association of Vision Science Librarians (AVSL) Vision Librarian Core Competencies

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Information Ethics in Library and Information Studies Education

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Core Competencies for Acquisitions Professionals

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries

Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Competencies for Librarians in Canadian Research Libraries - Canadian Association of Research Libraries ( 

Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) Federal Librarian Competencies (pdf)

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Guidelines for Professional Library and Information Science Programmes (pdf)

Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) Foundational Competencies for Library Leaders and Management.

Medical Library Association (MLA) Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success: The Educational Policy Statement of the MLA

Mozilla Core Web Literacy Curriculum

Music Library Association Core Competencies and Music Librarians (pdf)

NASIG (formerly the North American Serials Interest Group)
Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians 2013 (Word)
Core Competencies for Print Serials Management
Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians

Public Library Association Professional Development Theory of Change

Society of American Archivists Guidelines for a Graduate Program in Archival Studies

Special Libraries Association (SLA) Competencies for Information Professionals

WebJunction (compiled by) Competency Index for the Library Field (pdf)

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) YALSA’s Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff