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Trends, Achievements, and Competencies

Deprofessionalizing Our Profession

Deprofessionalization has been a research and discussion topic for several decades. Articles published in JAMA discuss the components of deprofessionalization in the medical profession and the undesirable effects of that … Continue reading

03/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Collection Assessment: Done in 3 months

It is February 2016. Snow drifts on the sidewalk; darkness deepens before 6:00 PM and the cross country ski trails are in excellent condition. The past few months were full … Continue reading

02/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Building Competencies

Several times a year, I revisit the goals that guide my professional life in librarianship. One goal pertains to the ongoing development of a suite of professional competencies. Through their work, librarians … 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

Pilot Project: In Waiting

November is often the month when librarians find short breaks to reflect on how the term is progressing, making adjustments where necessary and to continue with ongoing projects. It is … Continue reading

11/06/2015 · 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