Careers in Rare Books and Manuscripts: Frequently Asked Questions / Skills / Technical Skills
What sorts of technical skills do I need to be competitive in the world of rare books and archives?
Solid technical skills are essential in many library and archival positions. See the Information Technology Section of the Guidelines: Competencies for Special Collections Professionals, a document produced by the Rare Book and Manuscript Section and approved by the ACRL Board in 2008. It outlines both fundamental competencies common to a broad range of rare book and manuscript professionals, and specialized competencies for particular branches of the profession.