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Trends, Achievements, and Competencies

Building Competencies

Several times a year I revisit goals that guide my professional librarianship life. One goal pertains to ongoing development of a suite of professional competencies. Librarians develop a wide range of competencies … Continue reading

01/15/2016 · Leave a comment

Rates of Plagiarism

Incidents of plagiarism at the college where I work are dropping. Really. It is true. True, at least, in the experience of several instructors. Over the past semester, I have facilitated … Continue reading

12/19/2015 · Leave a comment

It’s all about other people: it is, really.

Every week opportunities are offered to develop advanced interpersonal skills; taking such opportunities helps me to become more compassionate, appreciative, and empathetic to those persons with whom I work, live, … Continue reading

10/14/2015 · Leave a comment

Working with the IL Framework, Knowledge Practices, and Dispositions

We’ve been working with a set of standards, each of which has specific and measurable competencies demonstrable as performance outcomes, for over 15 years.  Academic librarians have crafted library instructional … Continue reading

09/21/2015 · Leave a comment

Time flies . . . when

Is the idiom, “time flies when you’re having fun”? The summer has slipped by, happily and filled with days spent among family and friends. However, it was not without snippets … Continue reading

08/28/2015 · Leave a comment

April. . . nearly there

April showers bring May flowers. Remember that little ditty? As a wee squib, I recall my mother and grandmother liltingly delivering that charming limerick as we trod through rains, splashing … Continue reading

04/16/2015 · Leave a comment

Collaborating for a robust collection!

Collection development is one of the core responsibilities of academic librarians. Academic librarians follow specific processes and policies developed to best respond to service levels, institutional needs and strategic plans, … Continue reading

03/21/2015 · Leave a comment
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