ERIC Number: ED438841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Library Technician Skill Standards.
Highline Community Coll., Des Moines, WA.
This document presents skill standards for library technicians. Introductory sections describe the industry and the job, what skill standards are, how the library technician skill standards were developed, employability skills and critical competencies, and the SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) foundation skills profile. Performance indicators, technical knowledge, and employability skills for library technicians are then outlined in the following areas: (1) perform public services, including shelve materials, perform interlibrary loan services, provide reference services, circulate materials, prepare overdue notices, provide general information to patrons, maintain patron information, demonstrate use of equipment, and deal with disruptive behaviors and emergencies; (2) provide technical services, including order materials, perform receiving, process materials, catalog materials, repair print materials, repair and maintain non-print materials, maintain serials, maintain government documents collection, take inventory, maintain supplies, and preserve and/or archive materials; and (3) provide administrative support, including supervise volunteers and students, handle cash, provide clerical support, repair and maintain equipment, process invoices, compile statistics, and participate in team interviews. (MES)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Job Skills, Library Education, Library Services, Library Technicians, Paraprofessional Personnel, Standards, Two Year Colleges
Highline Community College, P.O. Box 98000, MS25-IE, Des Moines, WA 98198-9800. For full text: http://www.highline.ctc.edu/occprog.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Highline Community Coll., Des Moines, WA.