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Jan 20, 2022

Earlier this season we talked about the three required courses in this certification program. This week we are talking about one of the competencies that is optional: Readers Advisory.  We feel very qualified to discuss this, as we have been recording an RA podcast for years now: Reading With Libraries. Subscribe...


Jan 13, 2022

We have talked about the three required courses in this certification program. This week we are talking about one of the competencies that is optional: Access Services. “Access Services include on-site use and the routine circulation of resources in all formats, special circulation of course-reserved or other...


Jan 6, 2022

This week we are talking about the third of the competencies that is required in the LSSC program: Technology. “These competencies address the skills and knowledge about technology necessary for library work. This competency set also addresses the role of providing access to and educating the user in the use of...


Dec 30, 2021

This week we are talking about another one of the competencies that is required in the LSSC program: Communication and Teamwork. “Library Support Staff need to communicate effectively with library users, library staff, and others in a variety of situations to offer high-quality customer service.”

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Dec 22, 2021

This week we will start with one of the required topics in the series of ten offered by ALA: Foundations of Library Services. “These competencies are fundamental to understanding the mission and roles of libraries. These competencies cover the ethics, values, and governance of libraries, and the basic knowledge...