Competency statements for librarians are one way of measuring performance against a set standard. The Iowa State University Library established a task force to develop a collection development competencies document for its subject bibliographers. The literature review revealed that while there were many examples of competency documents, little had been written about the process of developing a competencies document. This article details the process used to write the competencies document at Iowa State University. The completed document is a blend of existing standards and local practice that can be adapted to any library.
American Library Association
Stacy-Bates, Kristine K.; Fryer, Jan; Kushkowski, Jeffrey D.; and Shonrock, Diana D., "Competencies for Bibliographers: A Process for Writing a Collection Development Competencies Document" (2003). Reference and Instruction Publications and Papers. 34.