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An Infopeople Webinar

January 8th, 2008 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Presenter: Mary Ross Photo of Mary Ross

What comes to mind when you hear the term "competencies"? Are competencies just the latest buzzword for leadership certification or for development of Librarian 2.0 skills?

Technology training and certification programs are often the driving forces behind competency development. These are only part of the bigger picture of competency-based models for service standards, performance management, and staff development. Because competencies identify the knowledge, skills and attitudes for on-the-job performance, they are the building blocks for both individual and organizational success.

To understand competencies as the foundation for career and organizational development, we will explore:

  • Definitions of competency and competency-based models
  • Examples of core, behavioral and technical competencies
  • The development and use of competencies in the library profession
  • How competencies can be used to benefit your library
  • Why competencies are important to you individually

This webcast will give you a basic understanding of competencies as guides for your library's recruitment and hiring, performance management, and staff development efforts. Individually you can build a powerful portfolio of competency-based experiences to advance your own career. Handouts provide examples of competencies developed by a wide variety of library-related organizations.

Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.

  • Speaker's slides
    • ppt [3.82mb] - pdf (3 slides per page) [241kb]
  • Speaker's handouts
    • Competencies: Building Blocks, Not Buzzwords - doc [79kb] - pdf [80kb]

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