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Professional Development for Delaware Library Staff: Preservation - 000

Statewide Professional Development Team

Definition - WJ Competency Index

Preservation covers a wide range of activities: repairing the physical damage to well-used materials; transforming physical materials into digital format; or archiving the historic record in its physical and digital forms. Preservation staff:

  • Establish and implement appropriate techniques for the preservation and conservation of library materials.
  • Identify, select, and maintain special collections.
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures for digitization of library resources for access and preservation.

The Competency Index for the Library Field includes Preservation on pages 22 & 23.

Training Needs Assessment Rankings

Preservation ranked #24 out of 51 self-identified urgent training needs.  It also ranked #24 out of 60 topics staff would like training in.  73% (67) of respondents indicated they would like training at the Beginner level, 20% (22) would like training at the Intermediate level, and 13% (14) would like training at the Advanced level.

Customer Service Standards

Knowledge - Be aware of library policies, procedures, and resources.

Efficiency - Provide accurate and timely service with the best use of tangible and intangible resources.

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