Competences

There are two main sources that contributed to the competences of my librarianship. Many skills were achieved while completing the Master of Science in Information Science program at the University of Tennessee. I also have eleven years of experience working in the public library field. My competences will be pivotal in my career as an information professional. I began my career in the human resources department of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. In this position I acquired Administration and later Management knowledge of a public library system when I received a department head promotion.

The MSIS course Information Environment (IS 510) demonstrated the Foundations of the Information Science Profession. Throughout my career with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, I’ve had the privilege of visiting each of the twenty-five branch locations. The exposure to the material collection of my employer has broaden my knowledge and familiarity with Information Resources. The Information Representation and Organization (IS 520) and Knowledge Management (IS 541) courses guided me in the Organization of Recorded Knowledge and Information competency. My two favorite courses: Information Technologies (IS 585) and Web Design (IS 598) gave me the proper tools needed to achieve the Technological Knowledge and Skills competency. A detailed list of my core competences are provided below.

List of competencies:

Administration and Management

Foundations of the Profession

Information Resources

Organization of Recorded Knowledge and Information

Technological Knowledge and Skills

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