Qual Quant (2014) 48:1135–1142
Cultivation of high-quality librarians
Published online: 9 July 2013
© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
Abstract The qualities of librarians in colleges and universities are the key to the develop-
ment of library modernization. Improving the qualities of librarians is the decisive factor that
library adapts the requirements for the new period. This paper discussed on the current status
of the low librarians’ qualities, necessity and urgency for improving the qualities of librari-
ans, qualities that the librarians should possess, and effective ways to improve the qualities
of librarians, respectively.
Keywords College and university library · Qualities of librarians · Status quo ·
Necessity and urgency · Effective ways
With the rapid development of digital information and network technology, great changes
take place in university library service means and service mode. In this context, university
librarian’s work center is transformed from the traditional maintenance of collection and
management to the transmission, retrieval and management of the information out of library.
In the process of the development of library, librarians are the main force. They serve for
teaching, scientiﬁc research, and a lot of work done by them. The management level of library
work and the level of quality depend on the integral quality of the librarians. At present,
various colleges and universities attach importance to the construction of digital libraries,
and put a lot of ﬁnancial and material resources to construct the library’s hardware resources.
But we also see that some of the comprehensive quality of university library’s management
team is not ideal. Therefore, in order to adapt to the new situation and new requirements
in the network information age, continuously improving the quality of librarians is a major
problem faced to the library workers.
1 Status of the quality of university librarians
The librarian’s personal quality will directly affect the quality of own work, and the con-
struction of library staff directly affects the work of the library. However, due to various
X. Mei (
Library of Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing 401331, China