Skills for special librarians include mentoring and knowing how to reap the benefits of being mentored. Tips for how to build mentoring skills
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Special librarians are uniquely equipped to research resources for lifelong learning and personal enrichment
Successful special library assessment includes developing useful assessment questions and deciding which methods are best to answer them
Successful library assessment depends on a ‘culture of assessment’ and involves the entire library staff with the goal to improve customer service.
Skills for special librarians include evaluating whether training session attendees have learned the subject matter. Bloom’s taxonomy is a useful tool
Skills for special librarians include being productive when working from home; 5 tips for balancing home, personal, and work-related priorities
Special librarians must see self-education as a form of self-care; skills for special librarians include a desire to learn for learning’s sake
Engaging in self-directed continuing professional education is key for staying active and engaged in the special library profession.
Special librarians increasingly work remotely; there are many free tools to organize projects and enhance the ability to work virtually
Special librarians working remotely need a self-directed, continuing professional development plan; it’s key to staying fresh, engaged, and alert
Skills for special librarians include developing disaster response plans proactively. Document decisions made during a disaster, know what worked.
Whitepaper on virtual special libraries; success factors, challenges, supporting processes and technologies, how professional development is affected
Skills for special librarians include staying current with digital skills in order to meet the needs of users and work effectively.