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Category Archives: Professional Development

Competencies for Outreach Librarians

Robust, relevant, and responsive outreach programs developed and delivered within academic libraries aim to engage and support learners, non-users, the under-served, persons with special needs, and targeted groups. The library community … Continue reading

02/13/2017 · Leave a comment

Course Managment Systems & Librarians

More than two decades ago articles reviewing, posturing, and exploring the potential when course or learning management systems (CMS or LMS) intersect with library work began appearing in library literature and … Continue reading

12/30/2016 · Leave a comment

PD: The What, When, Why, and How

Planning for and actively developing our professional skills and competencies is foundational to librarianship. Quarterly, I take stock of where I lack a skill and identify what strengths could be enhanced … Continue reading

04/23/2016 · 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

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

What’s integration got to do with it?

Everything.  Absolutely everything. I am fortunate to work with a far-sighted and student-focused faculty that saw that our collaboration would allow them to focus closely on course content.  Curriculum learning objectives and … Continue reading

02/26/2015 · Leave a comment

Interviewing Revisited

I have been rather busy in recent weeks interviewing for positions of great interest to me. I am aware that selection committees convening to review CV’s and interview short-listed candidates … Continue reading

11/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Developing Competencies

The ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee identified 10 trends popular in library literature, at conferences, and in academic libraries for the year 2012. Many of the identified trends resonate … Continue reading

10/22/2012 · Leave a comment

Business Reference 101

I have begun another course offered through the American Library Association, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), Business Reference 101, with Celia Ross.  I am interested in learning more about working … Continue reading

10/22/2012 · Leave a comment

Interview Season

It’s Interview Season Yes it is.  My contract at Thompson Rivers University has ended. Let the interviews begin. There are several job postings for positions that interest me not only … Continue reading

04/22/2012 · Leave a comment