Recommendation 1: Incorporate core competencies when writing job descriptions or hiring.
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Recommendation 2: Include core competencies when monitoring and planning for professional development. These can be indicators for evaluation.
Recommendation 3: Exploit those competencies that staff have demonstrated. It could lead to new services, new products, new ventures.
This section is dedicated to identifying some of the core competencies of librarians and health library services.
Core Competencies: How does this fit in?
Competent staff is a key 'input' to any program or service.
When new staff is hired, competencies must be identified that are required for the activities and outputs of the position. For current staff, competencies must be evaluated and monitored. Opportunities for professional development, both formal and informal must be provided.
Defining and making others aware of our core competencies help us to promote our skills and the value we offer our organizations.
Make sure to check out the HSICT Scope of Practice Document (see link below.)
Holistic Compendium of Core Competencies from CARL Report (Canadian Association of Research Libraries). Emphasis depends on position. For Research Librarians, but adaptable.
*TASKFORCE NOTE*: We'd like to add one more competency that may be implicit in all of the above, but we think needs to be made explicit: that is: Service Delivery Orientation.