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Cross-training Opportunities for Library Students and Staff

The presentation examines opportunities for cross-training within the library based on first-hand experience and information gathered from MLIS students and recent graduates. Discussion points include how to go about gaining cross-training, specific
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Amanda Richards

on 24 April 2013

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Transcript of Cross-training Opportunities for Library Students and Staff

Changes in Resumes/CV 2011 2012 2013 "The Big Picture" 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Focus Career & Class selection 71.4% of participants changed career focus
28.6% of participants changed class selection
28.6% of participants did not change career focus Job Opportunities, Networking
& Resume/CV building 100% of respondents benefited from Resume/CV Building
37% of respondents benefited from other job opportunities
62% of respondents benefited from networking Personal Benefits of Breaking Boundaries Personal Experiences Amanda
Special Collections/Archives
Circulation
Reference
Natasha
Acquisitions & Collection Services
Reference
Special Collections/Archives
Ariana
Interlibrary Loan
Reference
Special Collections/Archives Institutional Benefits Benefits of Cross Training Skills, Knowledge, & Job Performance 86% of participants gained skills in searching and researching
86% gained communication & Customer service skills
62. 5% of participants enhanced their job performance
57% of participants gained familiarity in Library resources How to Gain Experience ASK!
Co-write papers
committee work
Research
Network
Spend time in other departments or Libraries
Mentoring programs
Criticism
Learn to take and give constructive criticism
Don't stop asking
Continue to volunteer Cross-training Opportunities for Library Students and Staff Ariana Santiago, Natasha White, and Amanda Richards
University of Central Florida Libraries Cross-training prepares staff to better serve patrons
Better understanding of libraries in general
Enhanced Job Performance
Improved overall library operations & Services 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Resume/CV Better understand LIS Networking Enhanced job performance Improved Services Gained more opportunities 100% 87% 62.5% 50% 62.5% 37.5% Start new job as Sr. Library Technical Assistant and cross-training at UCF Better Understanding of Librarianship 87% of participants benefited from a better understanding of librarianship
Cross-training Reinforced what participants learned in school
Felt cross-training Increased their Qualifications
Felt it Increased their odds of getting a new job Focus career & class selection
Job opportunities
Networking
Resume & CV Building
Enhanced Skills, Knowledge, and Job Performance
Better understanding of librarianship 40% currently enrolled in library school
60% recently graduated from library school
Demographics of participants.
(Currently enrolled in library school) 50% attend USF
50% attend Florida State University
25% USPS at UCF (Full-time)
75% OPS at UCF (Part-time) (Recent Graduates) (All graduates within the past year) 83.3% University of South Florida graduates
16.6% Florida State University graduates
83.3% USPS at (Full-tiUCFme)
16.7% OPS at UCF (Part-time)
no participants were official librarians, but one was working part-time OPS as a librarian.
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