The Electronic Resources and Serials Services Department at Auburn University was searching for a way to take stock of skills held and missing and focus on key areas of training needed by the group. The unit has adopted the "Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians" as a way to systematically tame these and other issues. The presenters will describe how we use the Core Competencies to: conduct a self-assessment of skills by unit members; identify competencies where proficiency is lacking; prioritize training for department members; and to organize measures to protect the future from any potential loss of staff or institutional knowledge.
Library Associate for Serials, Auburn University
Shade Aladebumoye is the Library Associate for serials and has been at Auburn University since 1995. She manages the ordering and invoicing of serials in all formats, oversees bindery operations, and is currently expanding her role to include electronic resource trouble-shooting.
Serials Acquisitions Librarian, Auburn University
Nadine P. Ellero has been the Serials Acquisitions Librarian at the Auburn University Libraries, in Auburn, Alabama since September 2011. From 1990-2011 she was the Intellectual Access and Metadata Librarian at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is also a member of the American Library Association and Chair of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Research & Publications committee in addition to serving on the editorial board of Library Resources & Technical Services.
Head of the Electronic Resources and Serials Services Department, Auburn University
Paula Sullenger has been at Auburn University since 1992, serving in a variety of serials-related positions. She is currently Head of the Electronic Resources and Serials Services Department.