ALA Competency 5:
Reference & User Services

5A. The concepts, principles, and techniques of reference and user services that provide access to relevant and accurate recorded knowledge and information to individuals of all ages and groups.

5B. Techniques used to retrieve, evaluate, and synthesize information from diverse sources for use by individuals of all ages and groups.

5C. The methods used to interact successfully with individuals of all ages and groups to provide consultation, mediation, and guidance in their use of recorded knowledge and information.

5D. Information literacy/information competence techniques and methods, numerical literacy, and statistical literacy.

5E. The principles and methods of advocacy used to reach specific audiences to promote and explain concepts and services.

5F. The principles of assessment and response to diversity in user needs, user communities, and user preferences.

5G. The principles and methods used to assess the impact of current and emerging situations or circumstances on the design and implementation of appropriate services or resource development.

Practicum Log

I started working at Southwest Research Institute in April of 2020. With permission from my Practicum professor, I was able to include all of my hours from April through the end of the semester (December 4, 2020) into a cohesive log documenting the duties and projects I worked on as part of my Practicum experience.

INFO5090 - Practicum | Fall 2020
Project Description: Document your experiences working at least 120 hours on a project or projects during your Practicum. At the conclusion of the Practicum, write a two-page reflection on what you learned, what surprised you, what you liked/disliked, what you look forward to, etc.
ALA Competencies: 1A, 1E, 1F, 1G, 1H, 1I, IJ, IK, 2C, 2D, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, 5F, 5G, 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 8B, 8C, 8D

Instructional Information Powerpoint | Instructional Information Document

LinkedIn and LinkedUp: How to Use LinkedIn to Help Your Career Goals is a mock-up of an academic service provided to graduate students in the Department of Information Science at the University of North Texas. In the presentation, we focus on eight learning outcomes that students can utilize on their LinkedIn accounts.

INFO 5600 - Information Access and Knowledge Inquiry | Spring 2020
Project Description: As a group, develop an instructional information service for a specific clientele. Groups must create a document with needs assessment, marketing plans, and evaluations. Group must also create a PowerPoint presentation for sharing with students and to mimic the presentation portion of the project.
Contributions: Marketing plan, marketing materials, marketing timeline, marketing designs, PowerPoint background, format of PowerPoint materials, and editing of LinkedIn images in Photoshop to preserve account privacy.
ALA Competencies: 1I, 1J, 4A, 4C, 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, 5F, 5G, 7B, 7D, 8C, 8D

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