A presentation for library students covering the areas required to be a successful library professional. Includes areas of focus on the community, library services, management skills, and trends in librarianship.
Serve the good of your
library Desire to meet and serve the library's user community Positive attitude toward library users with special needs Knowledge of a foreign language for communities with non-native speaking populations
Communicate in Many Ways
Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships Ability to communicate both orally and in writing Ability to communicate using technology Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form
Understand the Library Knowledge
of the philosophy and techniques of library service Possess a knowledge of library services, materials and resources Knowledge of computers, the internet, and available library software
Manage Yourself, Others, and Change
Ability to organize job duties and work independently Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment Ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff Ability to think analytically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow
Managing Workload Library Sessions Taught
FY 2008 0 100 200 300 Months NumberOfSessions Sessions 19 62 60 10 0 29 34 31 7 252 Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Total Records kept in spreadsheets to plan for instruction demand. These are balanced with available librarian resources.
Information Literacy Standards & Assessments
Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Learning Environments Life & Career Skills Learning & Innovation Skills Core Subjects & 21C Themes Information, Media, & Technology Skills