Articulating Assessment Competencies

Articulating Assessment Competencies » ACRL Value of Academic Libraries.

What do you think about having a set of competencies for assessment librarians?  The ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee wants to know with this survey.  It’s only a few questions, but it does take some time to think of the best responses.  Take a look and let them know what you think of the idea…then share it here!

Me?  Well, here are the skills I thought of:

  • Understanding the parent institution’s mission, goals, strategic planning.
  • Communicating the value of the library to the stakeholders.
  • Research methods of all kinds.
  • Statistical analysis.
  • Project management.
  • Grant writing skills.

And as far as advantages of having such a guidelines, I thought that they would be useful in:

  • Designing graduate level certification and courses.
  • Articulating a set of requirements for assessment positions.
  • Better understanding of job expectations.

But the only disadvantage I could think of at this time was that it could limit innovation in the field.

What do you think?

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