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BASIC “TECH+” SKILLS Revisited. Why Have We Assessed Tech Skills?  Library Services seeks, as much as possible, to provide uniformity of service at all.

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1 BASIC “TECH+” SKILLS Revisited

2 Why Have We Assessed Tech Skills?  Library Services seeks, as much as possible, to provide uniformity of service at all locations – a system-wide baseline skill set helps ensure uniformity.  College technology changes quickly, and periodic assessment keeps us up-to-date  Staffing and scheduling issues require employees to be familiar with a wide range of technologies

3 Tech+ What Are Tech+ Skills?  We are expanding the our skill sets this year to address system-wide issues such as Communication Customer service Confidentiality Money handling, etc.

4 New (and easier!) Process  Covers all full-time employees, adjunct librarians, and some hourly staff.  Like last time, employees will be given a list of basic skills and resources for learning them  Employees will print out a self-assessment form, fill it out, and return the form to their supervisors. No proctoring!  Employees working at more than one campus will work out which supervisor will direct

5 Old vs. New  Three forms  Proctoring system  Anxiety!  One form!  Self-assessment – no proctoring!  Assess yourself at your own pace! Old Assessment New and Improved Assessment!

6 Sample Form

7 Timeline for Assessment As with our previous effort in Spring 2006, we will have initial project an initial project and ongoing process an ongoing process.

8 initial Timeline for Assessment (initial)  Timelines for this initial effort will be determined soon.  Supervisors will direct self-assessment for their staff. watch for  Assessment forms and training materials to be available on the wiki soon – watch for .

9 ongoing Timeline for Assessment (ongoing)  The basic skills self-assessment will be scheduled every year in the spring  The deadline will be before Spring Break each year  New employees will have a slightly different schedule, worked out with their supervisors

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