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Library Technology Management................................................................................................
ForewordThis 2011 edition of the FLICC Competencies for Federal Librarians represents the FederalLibrary and Information C...
Jessica Hernandez                                    Carol E. RamkeyU. S. Food and Drug Administration                   D...
	 Competencies are patterns of skills, knowledge, abilities, behaviors, and other      characteristics (intrinsic or acqu...
Rarely will the competencies for a person or position be found in only one functional areaor at a single stage. Those usin...
Enterprise Information Technology (IT)                     Information Assurance and Security                     Library ...
Foundational Competencies                                     Cognitive Analysis   Attention to Detail – Ability to be th...
   Applied Learning – Knowledge and skill to apply formal training, education, or experience to    accomplishing ones wor...
Functional Competencies                    Agency and Organizational Knowledge            Basic Stage                     ...
the library.                                and policies applicable to the              and policies applicable to the   ...
laws and guidelines.                understand and apply copyright and     regulations. Freedom of Information Act      ...
Collection Management            Basic Stage                          Advanced Stage                          Expert Stage...
procedures.                         create, evaluate, and modify the                                       apply knowled...
 evaluate and select standard                                                                                   and nonst...
Rights ManagementHas knowledge of...                      Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ab...
Content Organization and Structure             Basic Stage                           Advanced Stage                       ...
taxonomies, thesauri, and              creating thesauri and ontologies.   improvements to national and  ontologies.      ...
Resource DescriptionHas knowledge of...                      Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or...
standards.                                                                          	 Develop, evaluate, or modify       ...
Knowledge Management            Basic Stage                        Advanced Stage                          Expert Stage   ...
Library Leadership and Advocacy             Basic Stage                          Advanced Stage                           ...
Best Practices and EvaluationHas knowledge of...                      Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, ...
of funds.                                 expenditure, and accounting of            library’s plans, policies, and   the ...
educational and professional        evaluate existing and propose or                                            developme...
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  1. 1. Table of Contents  Foreword ......................................................................................................................................... 3Acknowledgments........................................................................................................................... 3   Purpose and Scope ...................................................................................................................... 4   What Are Competencies? ........................................................................................................... 4   How are Competencies Different from Performance Standards or Duty Statements?............... 4   Why Evaluate One’s Competencies?.......................................................................................... 5  The Organization of FLICC Competencies for Federal Librarians ................................................ 5  Foundational Competencies............................................................................................................ 8   Cognitive Analysis...................................................................................................................... 8   Communication........................................................................................................................... 8   Emotional Intelligence ................................................................................................................ 8   Leadership................................................................................................................................... 8   Professional Knowledge ............................................................................................................. 8   Technology Application.............................................................................................................. 9  Functional Competencies.............................................................................................................. 10   Agency and Organizational Knowledge ................................................................................... 10   Agency and Organization Context and Culture .................................................................... 10   Agency’s Regulations, Policies and Guidelines ................................................................... 10   Federal Laws and Regulations .............................................................................................. 11   Collection Management ............................................................................................................ 13   Collection Access and Control.............................................................................................. 13   Collection Acquisitions......................................................................................................... 13   Collection Development ....................................................................................................... 14   Resource Protection and Preservation .................................................................................. 15   Resource Sharing .................................................................................................................. 15   Rights Management .............................................................................................................. 16   Content Organization and Structure.......................................................................................... 17   Content Structure, Design, and Dissemination ..................................................................... 17   Controlled Vocabularies, Taxonomies, Thesauri, and Ontologies ....................................... 17   Information Architecture ...................................................................................................... 18   Resource Description ............................................................................................................ 19   Knowledge Management .......................................................................................................... 21   Knowledge Management Principles ..................................................................................... 21   KM Methodologies ............................................................................................................... 21   Library Leadership and Advocacy............................................................................................ 22   Administration and Management.......................................................................................... 22   Best Practices and Evaluation............................................................................................... 23   Business Processes................................................................................................................ 23   Professional Development .................................................................................................... 24   Program and Project Management........................................................................................ 25   Program Development and Outreach.................................................................................... 25   Public Relations and Library Promotion............................................................................... 25   Research Funding and Publication........................................................................................ 26   Strategic and Operational Planning ...................................................................................... 27   Supervision and Human Resources ...................................................................................... 27  
  2. 2. Library Technology Management............................................................................................. 29   Assistive Technologies and 508 Compliance ....................................................................... 29   Enterprise Information Technology (IT) .............................................................................. 29   Information Assurance and Security..................................................................................... 30   Library and Content Management Systems.......................................................................... 30   Social Media, Collaborative, and Mobile Technologies....................................................... 31   Technology ........................................................................................................................... 31   Reference and Research............................................................................................................ 33   Analytical Studies and Reports............................................................................................. 33   Customer Education and Training ........................................................................................ 34   Reference Services................................................................................................................ 34   Resources, Search Strategies, and Tools............................................................................... 35   Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities ............................................................................ 37   Languages ............................................................................................................................. 37   Specialized Subject Knowledge............................................................................................ 37    Glossary ........................................................................................................................................ 38Resources ...................................................................................................................................... 41  2
  3. 3. ForewordThis 2011 edition of the FLICC Competencies for Federal Librarians represents the FederalLibrary and Information Center Committee’s (FLICC) ongoing commitment to periodicallyevaluate and update the competencies to reflect developments in the Federal Library communityand workforce. FLICC Competencies for Federal Librarians defines the knowledge, skills, andabilities needed to perform successfully as a federal librarian. Federal librarians can use thisdocument to assess themselves within foundational and functional competencies. Managers canuse this document to develop job descriptions, recruit and train employees, create performancestandards, develop succession plans, and align with agency missions and strategic goals.AcknowledgmentsThe previous edition of this work, Federal Librarian Competencies (2008) was developed by theFLICC Human Resources Working Group at the urging of the U.S. Office of PersonnelManagement (OPM).The original Competencies Project Development Team specifically acknowledged the work ofARMA International, the United States Army, the Medical Library Association, the AmericanLibrary Association (ALA), Special Library Association (SLA), the American Association ofLaw Libraries, the National Library of Medicine, the Library Services Unit of the Library ofCongress, the United States Navy, and OPM, whose previous works on competencydevelopment were heavily relied upon in the creation of this document. The original team alsorelied upon the six levels of the cognitive domains of Bloom’s Taxonomy to describe the stagesin the functional competencies.FLICC gratefully acknowledges the work of the following individuals who developed the 2008Federal Librarian Competencies: Barbara Christine, Karl E. Debus-López, Georgette Harris, M.Ann Parham, Jane A. Pellegrino, Carol E. Ramkey, Donna Ramsey, and Roberta I. Shaffer.The goal of the 2011 revision team was to review and update the organizational structure and theterminology of the competencies to ensure they remain current and reflect significant changes inprofession as well as within the federal library community and workforce.In addition to the previous acknowledgements, the 2011 team used the revision of Bloom’staxonomy created by Lorin W. Anderson and David R. Krathwohl, www.section508.gov, andother resources listed in the Resources section.Members of the 2011 Competencies Revision Team:Tania Andreef Kim EdwinU.S. Tax Court Library of Congress Geography & Map Division 3
  4. 4. Jessica Hernandez Carol E. RamkeyU. S. Food and Drug Administration Director, Library of the Marine CorpsBiosciences Library Marine Corps UniversityDana Johnson Jo Ann RemshardMLIS Intern Pentagon LibraryUniversity of North Texas Priscilla StephensonHector Morey Chief, Library ServiceAcquisitions Specialist Philadelphia VA Medical CenterLibrary of Congress Amy S. TaylorMari-Jana "M-J" Oboroceanu Systems LibrarianKnowledge Services Library of the Marine CorpsLibrary of Congress Amanda J. Wilson Director, National Transportation Library U.S. Department of TransportationIntroductionPurpose and ScopeFLICC Competencies for Federal Librarians is a component of an overall and ongoingcommitment by FLICC to maintain current professional competencies for the federal librarycommunity. The competencies are dynamic and FLICC will periodically evaluate them forrelevancy. The expectation is that the competencies will be helpful to others beyond the federallibrarian community including human resource professionals, information technology peers andpartners, executive level management, policy-makers, product developers, vendors, educationalinstitutions, and certifying entities, as well as other information professionals.What Are Competencies?The FLICC Human Resources Working Group defines competencies as the knowledge, skills,and abilities that define and contribute to performance in a particular profession. Competenciescreate a common bond of understanding and a common language for defining professionalstandards. Competencies are the foundation for competency-based management and continuousprocess improvement, ensuring that federal librarians have the knowledge, skills, and abilities toaccomplish mission requirements. They may be organized in a framework that differentiatesincreasing stages of expertise. They are used to design and develop training and educationalprograms, position descriptions, performance evaluation instruments, and for alignment withstrategic objectives.How are Competencies Different from Performance Standards or Duty Statements? 4
  5. 5.  Competencies are patterns of skills, knowledge, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics (intrinsic or acquired) that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions successfully.  Performance standards establish qualitative or quantitative measures for evaluating work performance.  Duty statements describe tasks or processes undertaken to accomplish one’s work.This document does not include duty statements or performance standards.Why Evaluate One’s Competencies?At an organizational level, competencies can provide benefits to the library in the areas of: • strategic planning and budget execution • recruiting and hiring • performance feedback and management • training and development • career development • succession management • alignment with the agency’s mission and strategic goalsFrom an individual’s perspective, understanding and using competencies can help to: • determine continuing education needs • set goals for advancement • discuss performance, career aspirations, and development needs with management • create a professional development planThe Organization of FLICC Competencies for Federal LibrariansThis guide is organized into foundational competencies and functional competencies. Functionalcompetencies are organized by professional stages.  Competencies are observable, measurable patterns of skills, knowledge, abilities, behaviors and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions successfully.  Foundational Competencies are basic or common competencies shared across many functional areas and career stages. Not all foundational competencies are necessary for all federal librarian positions, pay grades, or levels.  Functional Competencies are groups of similar or related competencies that represent the major functional responsibilities or duties that define the profession. Functional competencies are expressed as knowledge, skills, or abilities required to perform in that area. They do not describe a specific job or position, but they may be used to define job requirements. In this document competencies are non-hierarchical and non-weighted. 5
  6. 6. Rarely will the competencies for a person or position be found in only one functional areaor at a single stage. Those using this document should not limit consideration to any onefunctional area or stage but select across all functional areas and at all stages as needed.Each professional at every level should develop competencies in Library Leadership andDevelopment. This functional area is not related to any personnel system and is notlimited to positions as supervisors, managers, or administrators.The Functional Competencies are organized as follows: Agency and Organization Knowledge Agency and Organization Context and Culture Agency’s Regulations, Policies and Guidelines Federal Laws and Regulations Collection Management Collection Access and Control Collection Acquisitions Collection Development Resource Protection and Preservation Resource Sharing Rights Management Content Organization and Structure Content Structure, Design, and Dissemination Controlled Vocabularies, Taxonomies, Thesauri, and Ontologies Information Architecture Resource Description Knowledge Management Knowledge Management Principles KM Methodologies Library Leadership and Advocacy Administration and Management Best Practices and Evaluation Business Processes Professional Development Program and Project Management Program Development and Outreach Public Relations and Library Promotion Research Funding and Publication Strategic and Operational Planning Supervision and Human Resources Library Technology Management Assistive Technologies and 508 Compliance 6
  7. 7. Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Information Assurance and Security Library and Content Management Systems Social Media, Collaborative, and Mobile Technologies Technology Reference and Research Analytical Studies and Reports Customer Education and Training Reference Services Resources, Search Strategies, and Tools Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Languages Specialized Subject Knowledge  Stages reflect the amount of knowledge or experience relevant to a particular functional competency regardless of time in the profession, pay grades, or levels. At any given time all federal librarian will be at different stages in difference competencies. This document uses 3 stages: Basic: Federal librarians at this stage have basic knowledge, skills, and abilities. For professional growth they focus on developing and improving knowledge, skills, and abilities in the functional competencies. . Advanced: Federal Librarians at this stage have significant knowledge, skills, and abilities. At this stage, they understand and can explain and apply more than the basic techniques and technologies and may be developing specialized skills in particular functional areas. For professional growth they focus on fine tuning specialized skills, developing skills in different functional areas, and contributing to the library profession. Expert: Federal librarians at this stage have extensive knowledge, skills, and abilities within certain functional areas. They may make strategic decisions, partner with organizational management, and provide enterprise direction to library program staff and customers, or may be an expert in a specific functional area. They may establish best practices and use advanced techniques and technology. For professional growth, they may focus on technical skills, organizational positioning, strategic alignment, leading people, change management, and leadership in the profession.The stages represent a progression in competencies regardless of years in practice. The stagesdo not represent pay grades or pay bands. These competencies are designed to be used as a“pick list.” An individual does not need to demonstrate all of the competencies in a stage orfunctional areas before progressing to the next stage. The order of the competency statementsdoes not indicate significance or priority. 7
  8. 8. Foundational Competencies Cognitive Analysis Attention to Detail – Ability to be thorough and accurate when performing work. Creative Thinking – Ability to use imagination to find innovative courses of action. Decision Making – Ability to select and commit to a course of action. Mathematical Reasoning – Ability to use mathematical methods and formulas to solve problems or evaluate outcomes. Problem Solving – Ability to identify problems and to evaluate and select methods to resolve them. Reasoning – Ability to identify and analyze rules, principles, or relationships and to make logical inferences or conclusions. Communication Listening – Ability to actively listen, interpret, and provide feedback to individuals and groups. Oral Comprehension – Ability to understand information expressed verbally by others. Oral Expression – Ability to present information verbally so that others can understand. Reading – Ability to understand and interpret written material. Writing – Ability to use proper English grammar, punctuation, and spelling and to write in a succinct and organized manner appropriate for the intended audience or purpose. Written Comprehension -- Ability to understand information written by others. Written Expression— Ability to present information in writing so that others can understand. Emotional Intelligence Conflict Management – Ability to prevent, manage, and resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations, or disagreements. External Awareness – Ability to identify and understand economic, political, and social trends that affect the organization. Flexibility – Ability to change and adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Influencing/Negotiating – Ability to persuade others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their own or others’ behaviors and to reach mutually acceptable solutions. Interpersonal Skills – Ability to show respect, concern, and empathy for others. Self-Management – Ability to set well-defined and realistic work objectives, display initiative, and demonstrate responsible behavior. Teamwork and Collaboration – Ability to work with others to achieve shared goals and recognize the value of diverse perspectives. Leadership Advocacy – Ability to advance the values of the library profession and advocate for libraries. Integrity – Ability to be honest and ethical. Mentorship – Ability to mentor others and encourage and support professional development. Personal Leadership – Ability to influence, motivate, and challenge others; ability to adapt leadership style to a variety of situations. Professional Knowledge 8
  9. 9.  Applied Learning – Knowledge and skill to apply formal training, education, or experience to accomplishing ones work. Ethical Framework – Knowledge and application of the ethics, values, and foundational principles of the library and information profession. Foundational Knowledge – Knowledge and application of the corpus of knowledge of libraries and librarianship. Technology Application Hardware – Ability to use computers, peripherals, mobile devices, and standard office equipment. Software – Ability to use software, social media, or mobile applications. 9
  10. 10. Functional Competencies Agency and Organizational Knowledge Basic Stage Advanced Stage Expert Stage Agency and Organization Context and CultureHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… mission and goals of the agency or  understand and explain the mission,  interpret the mission, goals, organization. goals, programs, initiatives, and programs, initiatives, and structure library’s place and role in the structure of the agency or of the agency or organization. agency or organization. organization.  anticipate and plan for issues and agency’s publications and  explain the history and culture of trends relating to the future information products. the agency or organization. direction of the agency or  understand the interrelationships organization. interagency and government-wide library initiatives and programs. within the agency or organization  assess and explain the agency or and their impact on the library. organization’s place and role  explain and use publications and within the federal government, its information products of external relationships with other entities related to the home agency government entities, and their or organization. impact on the library.  understand external environments  assess and plan for emerging issues and cultures and their impact on the and trends relating to the home agency or organization. agency or organization publications and information products.  understand and use interagency and government-wide library initiatives  assess and describe key internal and programs. and external stakeholders and their impact on the library.  identify key internal and external stakeholders.  assess and plan for external environments, cultures, and trends and their impact on the agency or organization.  interpret, explain, or propose interagency and government-wide library initiatives and programs. Agency’s Regulations, Policies and GuidelinesHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… agency’s regulations, directives,  understand and apply the agency’s  interpret and explain the agency’s standards, and policies applicable to regulations, directives, standards, regulations, directives, standards, 10Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  11. 11. the library. and policies applicable to the and policies applicable to the agency’s equal employment library. library. opportunity (EEO) and diversity  understand and apply the agency’s  interpret and explain agency’s regulations, polices, and guidelines. equal employment opportunity equal employment opportunity agency’s property accountability (EEO) and diversity regulations, (EEO) and diversity regulations, regulations and guidelines. polices, and guidelines. polices, and guidelines. agency’s or organization’s security  understand and apply the agency’s  interpret and explain agency’s classifications, data protection, and property accountability regulations property accountability regulations access policies. and guidelines. and guidelines. agency’s records management  understand and apply the agency’s  create, assess, or modify the regulations and policies. or organization’s security agency’s or organization’s library classifications, data protection, and property accountability regulations agency’s customer access and access policies. or policies. privacy policies.  understand and apply the agency’s  interpret and explain the agency’s agency and organization records management regulations or organization’s security information policies and products. and policies. classifications, data protection, and agency and organization  understand and apply the agency’s access policies. Information Management or customer access and privacy  interpret and explain the agency’s Information Technology (IT) policies. records management regulations policies, procedures, and and policies. regulations.  understand and apply information policies and products of external  interpret and explain the agency’s entities related to the home agency customer access and privacy or organization. policies.  understand and apply agency or  create, assess, or modify the organization Information library’s customer access and Management or Information privacy policies. Technology policies, procedures,  assess and plan for emerging issues and regulations. and trends relating to the home agency or organization information policies and products.  interpret and explain agency or organization Information Management or Information Technology policies, procedures, and regulations. Federal Laws and RegulationsHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… federal laws, regulations, directives,  understand federal laws,  interpret and explain or write draft standards, and policies applicable to regulations, directives, standards, federal laws, regulations, the library. and policies applicable to the directives, standards, and policies the Federal Acquisition Regulations library. applicable to the library. (FAR) and subordinate agency  understand and apply Federal  interpret, explain, and apply regulations. Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Federal Acquisition Regulations copyright and intellectual property subordinate agency regulations. (FAR) and subordinate agency 11Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  12. 12. laws and guidelines.  understand and apply copyright and regulations. Freedom of Information Act intellectual property laws and  interpret, explain, and advise on (FOIA). guidelines. copyright and intellectual property  understand the implications of laws and guidelines. Congressional, agency, Freedom of  develop and write responses to Information Act (FOIA) and other Congressional, agency, Freedom of investigative inquiries. Information Act (FOIA) and other investigative inquiries. 12Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  13. 13. Collection Management Basic Stage Advanced Stage Expert Stage Collection Access and ControlHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… access to and circulation of library  interpret and apply concepts and  create, evaluate, and modify the resources. best practices of access to and library’s access and circulation licenses or agreements governing circulation of the library resources. policies and procedures. access to the library’s electronic  interpret and apply licenses or  evaluate and modify licenses resources and digital collections. agreements governing access to the and other agreements governing standards for data collection, library’s electronic resources and access to the library’s electronic management, curation, and digital collections. resources and digital collections. accessibility.  interpret, explain, and apply  develop access policies remote or shared storage of physical standards for data collection, conforming to established or digital collections. management, curation, and licenses and other agreements. accessibility.  evaluate, select, modify, or  interpret, explain, and apply digital create standards for data data management plans. collection, management,  select and use remote or shared curation, and accessibility. storage options for physical or  evaluate and assess emerging digital collections. trends in digital data management  evaluate changes and recommend improvements in digital data management  formulate and adapt policies and procedures for digital data management plans.  create policies and procedures for remote access to resources. Collection AcquisitionsHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Federal, agency and organization  explain and apply Federal, agency,  interpret Federal, agency and laws, regulations, and guidelines for and organization laws, regulations, organization laws, regulations, acquisitions practices and and guidelines for library and guidelines in developing procedures. acquisitions practices and library’s acquisitions practices the library’s acquisitions policies procedures. and procedures. and procedures.  compare and select processes and  advocate for and defend trends in information formatting, procedures for acquiring library exemptions or exceptions to production, packaging, and resources. Federal, agency, and dissemination.  interpret, explain, and apply the organization acquisition library’s acquisitions policies and policies. 13Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  14. 14. procedures.  create, evaluate, and modify the  apply knowledge of trends and library’s acquisitions policies changes in information formatting, and procedures. production, packaging, and  justify and defend selected dissemination to the library’s acquisition processes and acquisitions policies and procedures. procedures.  modify and adapt the library’s acquisitions policies and procedures in response to changes and trends in information formatting, production, packaging, and dissemination.  evaluate and modify acquisitions policies and procedures in response to changes in national or agency funding. Collection DevelopmentHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… theory, principles, and standards and  interpret, explain, and apply  create, evaluate review, and practices in the life cycle of library theories, principles, and standards modify library collection collections. in the life cycle of library development plans and principles and practices of collections. supporting policies. collection development and  interpret, explain, and apply the  evaluate and select standard collection development plans. principles and practices of and nonstandard bibliographic standard bibliographic resources collection development and resources. used in collection development. collection development plans.  modify and adapt collection use of bibliographic resources in  use bibliographic resources in assessment and development in collection development. collection assessment and response to changes and trends development. in the publishing and the publishing and information information industry. industry in relation to collection  understand how publishing and development. information industry trends and  modify and adapt collection changes affect collection assessment and development in the library’s collection development assessment and development. response to changes and trends plans and policies. in the needs of the organization.  explain the library’s collection standard collection evaluation and development plans and policies.  validate, justify, and defend the assessment tools. library’s collection  interpret, explain, and apply collection evaluation and development plans and policies. assessment tools.  influence trends and changes in the publishing and information industry.  evaluate and justify exceptions to the library’s collection development plans. 14Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  15. 15.  evaluate and select standard and nonstandard collection assessment tools.  discover uses of emerging technologies for collection management. Resource Protection and PreservationHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… theories, trends, and practices of  interpret and apply theories, trends,  assess and select conservation, conservation, preservation, or and best practices of conservation, preservation, or archiving archiving of physical or digital preservation, or archiving of methodologies and resources. physical or digital resources. technologies for physical or tools for creating, extracting,  select and apply tools for creating, digital resources. capturing, or migrating of metadata. extracting, capturing, or migrating  evaluating and adapting tools disaster planning. of metadata. for creating, extracting,  interpret and implement the capturing, or migrating of the library and organization’s metadata. disaster plans. library’s disaster plan. concepts of planning for permanent  interpret and implement plans for  develop, evaluate, modify, and permanent access to information defend the library’s disaster access to information resources. plan. resources.  coordinate the library’s disaster plan with that of the larger organization.  develop, evaluate, modify, and defend a plan for permanent access to information resources. Resource SharingHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability concepts, principles, and guidelines  interpret, explain, and apply the to… of library resource sharing. library’s resource sharing policies.  develop, justify, evaluate, and using resource sharing tools.  evaluate and select resource sharing modify the library’s resource tools. sharing policies. the library’s interlibrary loan (ILL) policies and procedures.  interpret and apply national policies  identify, evaluate, and adopt to the library’s interlibrary loan emerging trends in resource using resource sharing networks. sharing practices and tools. (ILL) policies.  select and use networks,  interpret national ILL policies partnerships, or consortia for in developing the library’s resource sharing interlibrary loan (ILL) policies and procedures.  develop networks, partnerships, or consortia for resource sharing. 15Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  16. 16. Rights ManagementHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability digital rights laws, regulations, and  interpret, explain, and apply digital to… guidelines applicable to the library’s rights laws, regulations, and  develop, evaluate, modify, and information resources. guidelines. defend digital rights policies digital rights laws, regulations, and  interpret, explain, and apply digital and procedures for the library’s guidelines applicable to the rights laws, regulations, and resources, programs, products, organization’s resources and guidelines applicable to the and services. products. organization’s resources and  develop, evaluate, modify, and copyright, licensing, and intellectual products. defend digital rights policies property laws and guidelines.  interpret, explain, and apply and procedures for the organization’s resources and how to use the Copyright Clearance copyright, licensing, and products. Center (CCC), U.S. Copyright intellectual property laws and Office, and World Intellectual guidelines.  develop, evaluate, modify, and Property Organization (WIPO).  interpret and explain the defend copyright, licensing, differences between national and and intellectual property privacy laws, regulations, and policies and procedures. guidelines. international intellectual property rights laws, regulations and  develop, evaluate, modify, and open access and Creative guidelines. defend library policies and Commons. procedures that comply with  interpret, explain, and apply differences between copyright and privacy laws, regulations, and privacy laws, regulations, and licensing laws, regulations, and guidelines. guidelines. guidelines.  interpret, explain, and apply open  develop, evaluate, modify, and access and Creative Commons. defend library or organization policies and procedures for  explain and apply differences open access and use of Creative between copyright and licensing. Commons.  read and understand licensing  coordinate with vendors contracts. regarding Federal acquisition guidelines on copyrights and licensing.  coordinate with vendors regarding changes to licensing contracts. 16Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  17. 17. Content Organization and Structure Basic Stage Advanced Stage Expert Stage Content Structure, Design, and DisseminationHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… library content management and  interpret, explain, and apply library  design the schema and protocols document management structures, content management and document for library content management protocols, and systems. management structures, protocols, structures and systems. developments and trends in library and systems.  evaluate and select or create new content management and document  select and apply emerging library library content management and management structures and tools. content and document management document management structures principles and practices of search structures and tools. and tools. engine optimization (SEO).  interpret, explain, and apply  evaluate and adapt the principles principles, practices, and trends of principles and practices of search and practices of search engine findability. engine optimization (SEO). optimization (SEO). theories and principles of the  interpret, explain, and apply the  assess and modify search engine semantic web. principles, practices, and trends of optimizer. findability.  create, evaluate, or modify library principles and practices of HTML, XML, RDF, and other encoding  interpret, explain, and apply or organization findability practices schemes for information and data. theories and principles of the and techniques. semantic web.  Create, evaluate and modify library theories and principles of linked data.  interpret, explain, and apply the or organization semantic web principles and practices of HTML, practices and techniques.. XML, RDF, and other encoding  create and modify library or schemes for information and data. organization HTML, XML, RDF,  interpret, explain, and apply linked and other encoding schemes data techniques. practices and techniques.  evaluate, modify, and adapt linked data techniques. Controlled Vocabularies, Taxonomies, Thesauri, and OntologiesHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… theories and principles of  apply principles, standards, and  adapt theories and develop taxonomies, thesauri, and protocols for thesauri, taxonomies, techniques for creation and ontologies. and ontologies. application of thesauri, taxonomies, principles and practices for  interpret, explain, and apply and ontologies. identifying common words and principles and practices for  Develop, evaluate, and modify concepts of a domain. identifying common words and library policies and procedures to national and international standards concepts of a domain. comply with national and (e.g., ANSI/NISO and ISO) for  interpret, explain, and apply international standards (e.g., creating thesauri and ontologies. national and international standards ANSI/NISO and ISO) for creating (e.g., ANSI/NISO and ISO) for thesauri and ontologies. library policies and procedures for  evaluate changes and recommend 17Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  18. 18. taxonomies, thesauri, and creating thesauri and ontologies. improvements to national and ontologies.  apply library policies and international standards for creating tools to build, maintain, and display procedures for taxonomies, thesauri and controlled taxonomies, thesauri, and thesauri, and ontologies. vocabularies. ontologies.  select and apply crosswalks among  evaluate and synthesize across taxonomies, thesauri, and thesauri to create new taxonomies ontologies. and ontologies.  select and apply tools to build,  evaluate, modify, or create maintain, and display taxonomies, crosswalks among taxonomies, thesauri, and ontologies. thesauri, and ontologies.  evaluate and modify tools to build, maintain, and display taxonomies, thesauri, and ontologies.  evaluate changes and recommend improvements to existing and emerging tools to build, maintain, and display taxonomies, thesauri, and ontologies. Information ArchitectureHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… library or organization goals for  interpret and explain library or  formulate and evaluate library or delivering information to customers organization goals for delivering organization goals for delivering and stakeholders. information to customers and information to customers and structure of library or organization stakeholders. stakeholders. content.  identify and select competitors or  analyze and evaluate competitors impact of customer needs on benchmarks for delivering or benchmarks for delivering content organization. information. information. principles and practices of web  interpret and explain impact of  create, evaluate, or modify library design. customer needs on content or organization, policies, and organization. practices in response to customer taxonomies, thesauri, and ontologies needs in content organization. in search, browse, and navigation  interpret, explain, and apply the applications. principles and practices of web  evaluate and prioritize customer design. needs in content organization. principles, practices, and trends of usability.  interpret explain and apply  create, evaluate, or modify library taxonomies, thesauri, and or organization web design policies ontologies in search, browse, and and practices. navigation applications.  evaluate and modify taxonomies,  interpret, explain, and apply the thesauri, and ontologies in search, principles, practices, and trends of browse, and navigation usability. applications.  create, evaluate, or modify library or organization practices to comply with best practices of usability. 18Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  19. 19. Resource DescriptionHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… theories, principles, and techniques  interpret and apply theories,  adapt theories and principles and of information organization. principles, and techniques of develop techniques of information established cataloging, information organization. organization. classification, metadata, and other  interpret, explain, and apply  create, evaluate, and adapt content description standards and established cataloging, cataloging, classification, metadata, protocols. classification, metadata, and other and other content description established non-descriptive content description standards and standards and protocols. metadata standards, including protocols.  create, evaluate, and adapt technical, administrative, and  interpret, explain and apply established and emerging technical, structural standards. established non-descriptive administrative, structural, or other impact of customer needs on metadata standards, including metadata standards. content descriptions. technical, administrative, and  evaluate customer needs in order to structural standards. modify or create content concepts and practices of customer participation in content descriptions.  interpret and incorporate customer descriptions. needs in content descriptions.  evaluate and validate customer OCLC and other bibliographic databases and tools.  interpret and analyze customer input to modify or create content input to modify content descriptions bibliographic and authority records. descriptions.  evaluate and synthesize data to schemes and protocols for existing  compare and select among multiple create or integrate new resources or formats. bibliographic databases and tools. bibliographic databases and tools. principles and practices of indexing  produce bibliographic and authority  evaluate changes and recommend and abstracting. records. improvements to OCLC and other principles and practices of crowd-  adapt and use schemes and bibliographic databases. sourcing, user-tagging, and social protocols for existing or emerging  develop new standards and and collaborative technologies to resources or formats. protocols for bibliographic and gather descriptive data. authority records.  interpret, explain, and apply the principles and practices of indexing  design, evaluate, and adapt and abstracting. schemes and protocols for existing  interpret, explain, and apply or emerging resources or formats. principles and practices of crowd-  evaluate and judge complex issues sourcing, user-tagging, and social and discrepancies in the application and collaborative technologies to of cataloging and metadata gather descriptive data. standards and protocols.  Select, interpret, explain, or apply  create, evaluate, and modify crosswalks among metadata indexing and abstracting standards, standards. protocols, and structures.  evaluate and modify or create crowd-sourcing, user-tagging, and social and collaborative techniques to gather descriptive data.  evaluate, modify, or create crosswalks among metadata 19Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  20. 20. standards.  Develop, evaluate, or modify library or organization policies and practices of metadata standards. 20 Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  21. 21. Knowledge Management Basic Stage Advanced Stage Expert Stage Knowledge Management PrinciplesHas knowledge of… Has knowledge skill or ability to… Has knowledge skill or ability to… knowledge management (KM)  interpret, explain, and apply  evaluate, select, develop, or modify principles, theories, and knowledge management (KM) knowledge management (KM) methodologies. principles, theories, and methodologies and techniques. methodologies.  create, assess, or modify  interpret and explain how people collaborative tools and knowledge and culture affect the KM sharing methods. processes.  explain organizational culture from  explain and apply collaborative the perspective of employees, tools and knowledge sharing customers, and the organization, methods. and the larger federal environment. KM MethodologiesHas knowledge of… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… knowledge sharing, assessment,  interpret, explain, and apply  create, assess, and modify assets, and retention techniques. knowledge sharing techniques. knowledge sharing techniques. KM best practices.  explain and apply knowledge  evaluate outcomes and adapt narrative, storytelling, and assessment, knowledge assets, and knowledge assessment, assets, and interviewing techniques. knowledge retention. retention techniques. knowledge (concept) maps.  explain and apply KM best  create, assess, and modify KM best practices. practices. human computer interaction (HCI) techniques.  explain and apply narrative,  evaluate outcomes and adapt storytelling, and interviewing narrative, storytelling, and techniques. interviewing techniques.  explain and apply knowledge  create, modify, and adapt (concept) mapping. knowledge (concept) mapping.  select, interpret, and apply human  create or adapt human computer computer interaction (HCI) interaction (HCI) techniques. techniques. 21Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  22. 22. Library Leadership and Advocacy Basic Stage Advanced Stage Expert Stage Administration and ManagementHas knowledge of … Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… general management theories and  employ general management  synthesize and adapt general practices. theories and practices in the library management theories and practices library policies and procedures environment. to the library environment. localized needs and workflows.  develop and execute policies and  anticipate and plan for library procedures aligned with library’s policies and procedures aligned the library and functional areas mission, goals and objectives. with the organization’s mission, policies and procedures. strategic goals, and objectives.  track and anticipate changes in specialized reports and briefings funding, policies, regulation and  create, assess, or modify the library relating to library products, legislation that impact the library. and functional areas policies and programs and services.  interpret and explain the library and procedures. delivering library programs and functional areas policies and  evaluate and plan for changes in services. procedures. funding, policies, regulation, and customer’s needs regarding  interpret and explain FLICC and legislation that impact the library. resources allocations. FEDLINK programs and services.  develop proposals to justify library FLICC and FEDLINK programs  interpret, explain, and use federal projects, products, programs, and and services. library initiatives and programs. services. federal library initiatives and  interpret, explain, or apply change  evaluate and modify library programs. management and organizational programs. change management and development techniques.  evaluate existing or propose new organizational development  write and implement library FLICC and FEDLINK policies, techniques. facilities and space allocation plans. programs, and services. the impact of changes in funding,  advocate for and defend support of  evaluate existing or propose new policies, regulations, and legislation the library or library functional federal library initiatives and on the library. areas. programs. the principles of library facilities  evaluate outcomes and adapt planning and space management. change management and advocating for support of the library organizational development or functional area of the library. methods  design and evaluate library facilities and space management plans and justify requirements.  formulate and employ strategies to advocate, justify, and defend library needs. 22Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  23. 23. Best Practices and EvaluationHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… theories and principles of library  interpret, explain, and apply  synthesize and adapt theories and science, information content theories and principles of library principles of library science, management, and scholarly science, information content information content management, communications. management, and scholarly and scholarly communications to library and information science best communications. develop library policies and practices, benchmarks, and norms.  interpret, explain, and apply library practices. library assessment tools and best practices, benchmarks, and  evaluate and select library best measures. norms. practices, benchmarks, and norms  select and implement tools for to design, defend, and adapt library advisory committees or champions policies, products, services, and in support of library programs, evaluation of library products, services, programs, and systems. programs. products, and services.  assess library products, services,  serve as the recognized authority programs, and systems. on library and information science principles and best practices within  interpret, explain, and apply the parent organization. recommendations or results of advisory committees or champions.  evaluate complex data and document findings.  design, evaluate, and modify library performance tools, and measures.  evaluate and explain the outcomes of library performance tools and measures.  design the evaluation process for library products, services, programs, and systems.  evaluate, select, and integrate standard industry performance tools and measures.  assemble advisory committees and recruit champions.  create and modify library products, programs, and services based on advisory committee or champion input. Business ProcessesHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… federal, agency and organization  explain and apply federal, agency,  interpret federal, agency and laws, regulations, and guidelines for and organization laws, regulations, organization laws, regulations, and receipt, expenditure, and accounting and guidelines for receipt, guidelines in developing the 23Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  24. 24. of funds. expenditure, and accounting of library’s plans, policies, and the principles of library financial funds. procedures for receipt, expenditure, management, planning, and  interpret and apply library finance and accounting of funds. budgeting. and budgeting plans, policies, and  advocate for and defend library licenses and other procedures. exemptions or exceptions to agreements.  understand and apply cost analyses federal, agency and organization to resource allocation. laws, regulations. federal, agency, or organizational procurement or payment processes  interpret and explain library  formulate, defend, and execute and systems. licenses and other agreements. library finances, budgeting, cost analysis, and resource allocation. federal contracting procedures.  apply federal, agency, or organizational procurement or  evaluate library licenses and payment processes and systems. coordinate agreements between the vendors and the organization.  understand and use Statements of Work (SOW), Requests for  evaluate, select, and justify Proposals (RFP), or other contracting options. contracting documents and federal  monitor contract compliance. contracting procedures.  evaluate and select procurement and payment options.  evaluate and modify library programs and acquisitions in response to changes in national or agency funding.  develop and write the work requirements and measurement methods for Statements of Work (SOW), Requests for Proposals (RFP) or other contracting documents. Professional DevelopmentHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… library and information science and  distinguish the roles and missions  design and evaluate programs and related professional associations. of library and information science services for library and information issues and trends in library and and related professional science and related professional information science and related associations. associations. professions.  identify the professional  evaluate and assess professional using FLICC and FEDLINK implications of issues and trends in implications of issues and trends in educational programs and services. library and information science and library science and related related professions. professions. library and information science educational and professional  recognize emerging trends in  evaluate and assess emerging development initiatives and library and information science. trends in library and information programs.  interpret and explain FLICC and science. FEDLINK educational programs  evaluate existing or propose new and services. FLICC and FEDLINK educational  interpret, explain, and use library policies, programs, and services. 24Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.
  25. 25. educational and professional  evaluate existing and propose or development initiatives and develop new library educational programs. and professional development initiatives and programs. Program and Project ManagementHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… program or project management  apply program or project  design program or project principles, methodologies, and management principles and management programs and services. practices. practices.  analyze and synthesize the lifecycle project procedures, workflow  adapt and apply program or project requirements when developing, processes, and requirements. management methodologies and implementing, and monitoring standard program or project practices. programs and projects. management documentation.  execute and monitor program or  evaluate outcomes and modify project procedures, workflows, and procedures and workflows for processes. programs or projects  analyze and determine project or  create policies and procedures for program requirements. program or project management  interpret, modify, and apply documentation program or project management documentation Program Development and OutreachHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… principles and practices of program  apply the principles and practices  evaluate and adapt the principles and event planning and of program and event planning and and practices of program and event development. development. planning and development. principles and practices of outreach  apply the principles and practices  evaluate and adapt the principles to existing and potential clienteles. of outreach to existing and potential and practices of outreach to the role of alliances and clienteles. existing and potential clienteles. collaborative relationships in  recognize and use alliances and  create, develop, and evaluate program development and outreach. collaborative relationships in alliances and collaborative program development and relationships in program outreach. development and outreach.  identify and distinguish existing  evaluate and categorize existing and potential clienteles. and potential clienteles to customize programs and outreach. Public Relations and Library PromotionHas knowledge of... Has knowledge, skill, or ability to… Has knowledge, skill, or ability to…  the principles and practices of  explain the value of library  interpret and explain the Return on customer surveys or studies. programs, products, and services. Investment (ROI) of library  library promotional materials.  apply the principles and practices programs, products, and services. 25Select appropriate competencies to meet requirements. Stages do not correspond to pay grades or pay bands.

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