British Columbia Library Association

Core Competencies

Readers’ Advisory Core Competencies

Collection Knowledge
The awareness and understanding of popular, leisure and lifelong learning materials.

Reader Engagement
Relationship-building, interaction, and conversations that develop a community of readers.

Marketing
Targeted promotion and advocacy of reading and reading materials to the public.

Staff Development
Fostering a culture of readers’ advisory values and skills in our professional environments through training, support, and advocacy.