ERIC Number: ED474835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Core Competencies. SPEC Kit.
McNeil, Beth, Comp.
SPEC Kit, n270 Oct 2002
This SPEC (Systems and Procedures Exchange Center) Kit presents the results of a survey of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries designed to investigate the status of core competencies (i.e., the skills, knowledge, abilities, and attributes that employees across an organization are expected to have to contribute successfully within a particular organizational context) in research libraries. In particular, whether research libraries are defining or adopting core competencies and, if so, how they are integrated into the overall performance management system. A total of 65 of 124 ARL member libraries responded to the survey. A copy of the questionnaire with tabulated results is presented. Representative documents include: competency descriptions from the University of Arizona, Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, Iowa State University, Universite Laval (Quebec), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ohio University, University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), and Purdue University (Indiana); and performance management and evaluation documents from the University of Arizona, University of New Mexico, University of Pittsburgh, and Purdue University. A list of 44 selected resources, including books, journal articles, and Web sites, is included. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Competence, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Job Performance, Job Skills, Library Associations, Library Personnel, Library Services, Library Surveys, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Management, Questionnaires, Research Libraries
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Leadership and Management Services.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States