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 needed for all positions in a library.”
Check out our full show notes here, for all the information, links, and other ideas.
It doesn’t matter what you do in a library - it all contributes to the overall mission of service. Understanding a few fundamentals will help you to be clear on not only what you are doing, but why it is important and how it fits into the work all the libraries do to serve their communities.
Let’s take a look at each of the twelve different components the ALA has identified as important here, and talk about a little information on each one.