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Thursday, June 6 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cutting to the Chase – Why Competencies? Why Not?!

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We all see the profound changes taking place in our organizations and can probably agree that our human resources and the roles that people play are among the most complex and valuable assets of the organization. Management of these resources requires strategic thinking and thoughtful practice. So, why not use competency frameworks to amplify staff performance in ways that should ultimately result in greater individual and organizational success? Competencies are defined in many ways and there are numerous examples of competency development that we might incorporate into practice. Kathleen hopes to convince you that competency development and use is an important success factor to consider, and that we should all be familiar with the competency work that is being done in our field and the ways in which it might be used within our organizations. In this vein, she will also highlight the work of the CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries) Working Group on revising the CARL Core Competencies for 21st Century Librarians.


Kathleen DeLong

Associate University Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries
Dr. Kathleen De Long has a Masters in Public Management from the University of Alberta and a doctorate in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions from Simmons College in Boston, as well as an MLIS from the University of Alberta. Her work with the University of Alberta... Read More →

Thursday June 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm NDT
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