Developing e-portfolio is a tool that tracks and documents goals, growth, achievements, and professional attributes developed over time, in collaboration with others.
For me, this professional e-portfolio is curation of ideas, statements of values and goals, support documents, and achievements that illustrate my transformational suite of competencies, leadership enrichment, pedagogical expertise, subject matter knowledge, and professional and personal growth.
No matter the time, the activity, or the distance, my focus and daily engagement with my work and my colleagues remains aligned with my stated mission and values.
During COVID-19, working remotely and serving library customers, I developed new skills, enhanced and efficient communication methods, and varied, responsive workflows and workloads. Our collective next normal encourages the continued development of innovative strategies for working remotely and differently, shifting resources, and improving, streamlining, and embracing new modes of work. Moving out of crisis-driven leadership, librarians find unique connections with their communities and the awareness of a public library is the community connector to well-being and personal development is coming into focus.
My mission statement which expresses my values, vision, and goals is based on my constitution and professional principles. While remaining aligned to fundamental professional values, I am keenly aware that a mission statement must be updated and redeveloped regularly.
This evolving mission statement is a foundation upon which I base major, life-directing decisions. It is also the basis for making daily decisions amid the various circumstances that make up the way of life. My mission, vision, and goal statements communicate the direction in which I am headed, providing an explanation for why I am choosing this course.
I have a sound reflective practice and launched this e-portfolio in the winter of 2011. This e-portfolio, set in forward-facing social media formats, aims to chronicle achievements, cultivate competencies, and stretch skills.
This site documents my career path, focusing on my professional orientation, competencies, and research interests. This site provides current and future employers and colleagues an online opportunity to explore my professional career intentions, experiences, and history.