Coping with Constant Obsolescence

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Su, D. (2022). Coping with Constant Obsolescence: A Lifelong Task. International Journal of Librarianship, 7(2), 147–154.
Received 2022-09-02
Accepted 2022-10-25
Published 2022-12-15


Knowledge and skill obsolescence is a common obstacle in individual, organization, and society development. Thanks to the modern technologies, the rate of obsolescence accelerates rapidly in the information age. In the library workplace, obsolescence occurs constantly. We may be used to routines, but changes are inevitable as we have witnessed the evolution in library services and librarian workplace since the advent of the internet. To cope with obsolescence, it is crucial to have a lifelong learning mindset, make it a habit, and find ways to update our knowledge and skills to stay competent and serve the clientele effectively.


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