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Management of Reference July 2012 Summary of Current Activities

Summary of Current Activities – July 24, 2012

The Management of Reference Committee met twice in Anaheim at ALA Annual. At the first meeting William Weare, Chair, reported that the Behavioral Guidelines revisions now needed approval from the Standards and Guidelines Committee and then final approval from the RSS Board. We discussed the Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians. At the most recent Midwinter meetings the discussion session did find value in the Competencies but the Committee isn’t sure whether they were referring to the Behavioral Guidelines. Because of other problems the Committee sees with them we agreed that the original document should be sunsetted and this Committee should focus on updating the professional competencies for managing reference services and departments. William brought this plan to the RSS Board who approved it.