Developing e-portfolio builds, maintains, and demonstrates professional competence. A professional portfolio is a record of goals, growth, achievement, and professional attributes developed over time, in collaboration with others.
For academic and public library librarians, a professional portfolio is an organized selection of ideas, collateral, support documents, and achievements that illustrate professional status and competence, leadership, pedagogical expertise, subject matter knowledge, knowledge of pedagogy and learning processes, and professional and personal attributes that contribute to both academic and public librarians – Public Library Association and ACRL standards.
No matter the time, the activity, or the distance, my focus remains aligned with my stated mission especially during a disaster or a pandemic.
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 new normal encourages the continued development of innovative strategies for working remotely and differently, shifting resources, and improving, streamlining, and embracing new modes of work.
Review my developing 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 illuminate achievements, cultivate competencies, and demonstrate 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.