Core Competencies for Assessment in Libraries: a Review and Analysis of Job Postings

Authors

  • Sarah Passonneau Iowa State University
  • Susan Erickson Hofheimer Library, Virginia Wesleyan College. 1584 Wesleyan Dr. Norfolk, VA 23502.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5860/llm.v28i4.7080

Keywords:

assessment, evaluation, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, Atlas.ti, job postings

Abstract

The authors analyzed 231 job postings that appeared on library job lists over the span of 18 months. Atlas.ti, a textual coding software was used to facilitate the contextualization the information. Jobs were included in the study if the postings addressed evaluation or assessment responsibilities. Key skills and knowledge areas required for assessment are identified. Opportunities for developing training are suggested. Areas of librarianship showing the most growth in assessment are identified.

Author Biographies

Sarah Passonneau, Iowa State University

I am the Education Librarian, Assessment Coordinator, and EndNote Web contact Librarian. My expertise and skill set are managing complex projects and teams. Assessment, and educational theory are my professional strengths.

Susan Erickson, Hofheimer Library, Virginia Wesleyan College. 1584 Wesleyan Dr. Norfolk, VA 23502.

Sue Erickson is the Director of the Hofheimer Library at Virginia Wesleyan College. She has more than 20 years experience in academic libraries. Before she became the Director of the Hofheimer Library she was the Interim Director of the Peabody Library for the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. She has worked in the area of library instruction and assessment for most of her career.

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Published

2014-08-14

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Peer Reviewed