My Goals And My Future Plans

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In the fourth year review, according to the Copley Library Appointment, Rank, and Tenure Policy, “the candidate’s professional goals should include such evidence as a record of publication, progress in research projects, involvement in conference programs, and committee responsibilities.” This self-evaluation provides a highlight of my accomplishments according to the four criterion and a reflection upon my strengths, my challenges, and my future plans. My aspiration is that this dossier will bring to light my reflection on prior recommendations and demonstrate my progress. Two of the essential components in my position as Reference Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction are reference work and information literacy instruction. I engage in a broad range of information literacy initiatives, overseeing the faculty and student workshop programs, teaching course-integrated sessions, creating online guides, and designing tutorials for online students. I have worked to develop new active learning IL sessions and to incorporate effective pedagogical strategies. The essential work of a reference librarian includes providing customized research assistance at the reference desk. In addition to reference desk hours, I offer in-depth personalized assistance to meet the needs of graduate students and faculty through office hours in SOLES. Fall 2015 was one of the best semesters I have encountered with working with the Personal Librarian program. As the librarian to the Sustainability LLC I was able to work with the faculty to address specific research needs the students were facing in their courses. I offered specific research tips to guide groups with their projects and followed up with groups as requested. I found it rewarding to work ... ... middle of paper ... ...uction Section IL Best Practices. I value the collaborative work with colleagues across the United States to further best practices for information literacy in higher education. In future looking forward to completing my role as chair and moving into advisory position with LILi. I am grateful to be a member of an institution, “committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and profession knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.” The principle of creating a diverse and inclusive community strongly resonates with my beliefs. Since arriving at the university I have further developed respect and appreciation of the university’s mission and core values through participating in university events, developing relationships across campus, and working with students.
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