Transmission of the implicit: or how the professional culture reaches the librarian

Is there perhaps a missing link between professional identity and professional training: that of professional culture? Indeed, exercise of the librarian's profession is not solely putting into practice techniques, know-how or procedures; it is also the expression of objectives, of values, and of priorities that are shared by the profession and constitute its culture. Starting from the analysis of views held by public reading librarians, this article shows the permanence of the elements of this professional culture and describes the vehicles for its transmission which, by narrow or majestic means, reinforce the essential value: the sharing of knowledge and culture.