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Professional Competencies




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Above and Beyond

  • Search engines, meta-search engines, databases, directories and deep web resources

  • Research databases JSTOR, LexisNexis, Dialog, ERIC

  • PubMed

  • Scopus

  • Web of Science 

A Valuable Skill

  • Library systems including Sierra and Millennium, Ares and Voyager, ALMA

  • Metadata resource description using Dublin Core, METS, MODS and TEI

  • Original and copy cataloging

  • Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

  • Blackboard, Canvas

  • HTML, HTML5, XHTML, XML, XSLT, PHP, CSS, JavaScript and Java

  • Impact Factor and H-Indexes

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office Suite;

Raising the Bar

  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly, accurately, and with attention to detail;

  • Ability to manage multiple workflows and projects;

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives;

  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;

  • Personable professional with an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings;

  • Results-driven achiever with exemplary planning and organizational skills;

  • Innovative problem-solver who can generate workable solutions and resolve complaints;

  • Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with patrons and colleagues;

  • Highly adaptable, mobile, resilient, and open to new ideas;

  • Productive worker with strong work ethic who exerts optimal effort in successfully completing tasks;

  • Conscientious go-getter who is dedicated and committed to professionalism;

  • Enthusiastic and eager to meet challenges;

  • Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision;

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