BackTelling Your Story: Articulating Your Value as a Technical Services Librarian
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Telling Your Story: Articulating Your Value as a Technical Services Librarian
Date Recorded: March 10, 2020
If you can translate your skills and achievements so others see their value and impact, everyone wins.
Whether justifying the need to fill an open position, writing a tenure or promotion narrative, or even carrying on a conversation with a colleague, librarians who work in Technical Services are often challenged to articulate what they do and the value it brings to the institution they serve. In this webinar we will discuss:
• The challenge of defining value in the context of technical services
• Assessment measures that determine the impact of technical services “products” on users
• Connecting the impact of technical services to the mission of the institution
• Developing a 30-second elevator speech to explain the value of technical services to those outside the library
Presented by Leslie Engelson, Metadata Librarian, Murray State University, and Christina Torbert, Head of Continuing Resources and Acquisitions, University of Mississippi.