ASSOCIATES (vol. 1, no. 3, March 1995) - associates.ucr.edu
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CERTIFICATION SURVEY The Certification Committee of COLT (Council on Library/Media Technicians) has developed a Certification Survey which is included in this issue of "Associates". Information relating to Continuing Education, Personal/Professional Development, and Career Goals are the main focuses of this project. The survey will be used as a tool to evaluate and determine our needs in order to achieve these goals. Certification recognizes an individual's skills and competencies. Future projections indicate that changes in the workplace will result in a redistribution of work-related tasks. Support personnel Can and Will perform duties that previously were done only by librarians. As responsibilities increase, support staff should be recognized for their increased knowledge, skills, and capabilities. As Support Staff/Paraprofessionals, we need to become even more aware of recent trends and developments that will have an impact on our careers. In some instances, our career paths will be totally redefined. We should consider a few questions: What Is Our Current Status? Where Do We Want Our CAREER---NOT "JOB"---To Lead? How Can We Begin This Process? The results of this survey will enable the Certification Committee to discover much more about the interests, commitment, and career desires of support personnel. We want to have a wide range of responses, from all aspects of support staff interests. We encourage your participation and look forward to your responses/comments. Remember: Our career development and empowerment has a direct effect upon the success of our individual departments, libraries, and media centers. For more information, please contact: Ms. Margaret Barron, Certification Chairperson Associate Professor Cuyahoga Community College 2900 Community College Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44115 Telephone: 216-987-4296 Fax: 216-987-4404 Sherry McBride-Brown Chair, Public Relations Committee Daniel Boone Reg. Library 100 W. Broadway Columbia, MO 65205-1267 Telephone: 314-443-3161 ext. 341 Fax: 314-874-0862 Laurence A. Andrew Chair Research & Publications (COLT) George Washington University 2147 "O" St., NW #400 Washington, D.C. 20037 Telephone: 202-994-2874 Fax: 202-994-8210 Certification is a relevant, timely topic for discussion groups, inservices, and seminars. If you are interested contact Margaret Barron. COUNCIL ON LIBRARY-MEDIA TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS CERTIFICATION SURVEY Name:___________________________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________________________ Telephone Number/E-mail address______________________________________ City/State/Zip___________________________________________________ Education (Check all that apply) High School Jr. College Technical College Community College 4 Year College Graduate School Degrees Awarded (Check all that apply) Diploma Certification of Achievement AA AAS BA BS BLS Master(Not MLS) Work Experience Type of Library (Public, Academic, School, Special) Position/Title Years in Current Position Degree Required? A. Professional Activities (local, state, national) Name of Professional Library/Other Memberships/Offices Held Is there a state level library support staff organization? Yes No Don't Know B. Certification for Library/Media Support Staff 1.Are you interested in certification? Yes No 2.Will it assist you with career advancement at your current employer? Yes No 3.Will you be willing to travel to take the certification exams? Yes No 4.Will you travel up to 5-10 miles 10-20 miles 21-30 Stay Overnight if required 5.What fee range will you pay for a certification exam? $25-$30 $50-$75 $75-$100 Other 6.Is there a site conveniently located where you can prepare for the exam with continuing education courses? 6a.Name the site and location: C. Levels of Certification Competencies Indicate the area(s) of certification that would immediately be of value to you. 1.Manager-Certified Media Services (television production, graphics, etc.) Public Services (circulation, serials, etc.) Technical Services (acquisitions, simple cataloging, etc) 2.Supervisor-Certified Media Services (television production, graphics, etc) Public Services (circulation, ILL's, serials, etc.) Technical Services (acquisitions, cataloging, etc.) 3.Library Media Technician-Certified Circulation Department Media Services Department Serials Department Technical Services (acquisitions, cataloging, etc) 4.Indicate other areas of specialization D.Would you be interested in presenting a certification forum with COLT in your library community? Yes No E.Comments (optional) Please respond by May 31, 1995 to: Margaret Barron 2900 Community College Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115 Telephone: 216-987-4296 Fax: 216-987-4404 (Please note: E-mail response not available--DO NOT respond back to "Associates"!) Thank you for your time in completing this survey!