ALA’s Core Competences of Librarianship
The American Library Association Core Competences (ALACCs) reflect basic knowledge gained through LIS education, job on-boarding, and ongoing professional development early in a library career. It is essential that library professionals working throughout their careers in school, academic, public, special, and governmental libraries be life-long learners to acquire specialized and advanced knowledge beyond those specified in this Core Competences document.
This document is a draft version last revised 6 March 2021. It is reproduced with permission from the ALA.