Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Spring 2021


The present qualitative study is aimed to explore the needed competencies of library and information educators in Pakistan during changing times. Data were collected by employing qualitative approach. In depth-interviews were conducted with17 faculty members to explore their perceptions about the knowledge areas and skills required to be competent enough for deliver quality education to future information breed. The findings put forward various competencies needed for library and information educators including (i) subject knowledge and skills, (ii) IT knowledge and skills, (iii) instructional skills, (iv) research skills and (v) managerial, leadership and social skills. The findings presented in the paper provide a unique insight to understand the needs of this workforce in the country. Though conducted in Pakistani perspective, the study findings may have implications for other countries with similar context.