Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Library & Information Science field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Library & Information Science majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Library & Information Science majors need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, Equipment Selection, Management of Material Resources, Troubleshooting, Technology Design, Management of Financial Resources, Learning Strategies, Instructing, Service Orientation, Management of Personnel Resources, Systems Analysis, Active Listening, Systems Evaluation, Operation Monitoring, Operations Analysis, Writing, Active Learning, Speaking, Monitoring, Operation and Control, Reading Comprehension, Social Perceptiveness, Critical Thinking, Time Management, Coordination, Judgment and Decision Making, Complex Problem Solving, Persuasion, Negotiation, Programming, Quality Control Analysis, Mathematics, and Science.
These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Library & Information Science majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Installation is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Critical Thinking, Writing, Active Learning, Monitoring, Learning Strategies, Instructing, Judgment and Decision Making, Social Perceptiveness, Complex Problem Solving, Systems Analysis, Time Management, Service Orientation, Coordination, Systems Evaluation, Management of Personnel Resources, Persuasion, Management of Material Resources, Negotiation, Operation Monitoring, Management of Financial Resources, Operations Analysis, Mathematics, Troubleshooting, Quality Control Analysis, Equipment Maintenance, Technology Design, Equipment Selection, Installation, Operation and Control, Repairing, Programming, and Science are the three most important skills for people in the field.