About Resorceress

Mary Beth Romö

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I am the librarian for St. George’s International School in Switzerland for students aged 2-18. I earned a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science at San José State University of California in December 2017, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 (based on a 4-point system). In April 2018 I was selected to receive the SJSU School of Information Director’s Award for Excellence in International Contribution for outstanding involvement in library and information science on a global scale. I have resided in Switzerland with my husband and three children since 2007. Formerly, I was a professional opera singer and I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre. I am a member of the ALA, NYLA, AASL, Beta Phi Mu, IASL, CILIP, IFLA, SLA, Bibliosuisse, and the SGIS Librarians Group.

SJSU Director’s Award

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Below are the competencies that qualify me as a library and information professional. Here is a link  to my electronic portfolio, which includes an explanation of each proficiency along with evidence of mastery. The page is password protected. Please request the password by submitting the contact form on this page.

  1. Awareness of the ethics, values, and foundational principles of librarianship; and the importance of intellectual freedom
  2. Describe and compare organizational settings in which information professionals practice
  3. Recognition of the diversity (cultural/economic) in the clientele and employees of an information organization; familiarization with actions the organization should take to address this diversity
  4. Apply the fundamental principles of planning, management, marketing, and advocacy
  5. Design, query, and evaluate information retrieval systems
  6. Use the basic concepts and principles related to the selection, evaluation, organization, and preservation of physical and digital information items
  7. Demonstrate understanding of basic principles and standards involved in organizing information such as classification and controlled vocabulary systems, cataloging systems, metadata schemas or other systems for making information accessible to a particular clientele
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies
  9. Use service concepts, principles, and techniques to connect individuals or groups with accurate, relevant, and appropriate information
  10. Describe the fundamental concepts of information-seeking behaviors
  11. Design instructional programs based on learning principles and theories
  12. Demonstrate understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods, the ability to design a research project, and the ability to evaluate and synthesize research literature
  13. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary for professional work including collaboration and presentations
  14. Evaluate programs and services using measurable criteria
  15. Identify ways in which information professionals can contribute to the cultural, economic, educational, and social well-being of our global communities