Demonstrate The Foundational Intellectual Skills Involved In Written And Oral Communication And Basic Mathematical Calculations, Especially As They Apply To Dealing With Library Patrons And The Library’s Community

It would be imperative for library employees to learn the skills in and the library competency of demonstrating foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community.  With the skills in how to use and with the competency of managing to demonstrate the foundational intellectual skills in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, library employees can use mathematical calculations to learn the usual financial prices described on initial financial price description areas on books and/or maybe and just maybe other items held in libraries like audiobook CDs, music CDs, film and/or video DVD copies as well as video games, allowing library employees to figure out the most strategic ways to buy items for libraries only with inexpensive prices with mathematical calculations.  Having said that, library employees can also be skilled with by-letter-written skills and by-email-written skills when trying to communicate with library items’ vendor warehouses and library patrons.  Library employees can know how the way they look at, verbally communicate with and non-verbally communicate with library patrons and even other libraries can affect libraries themselves, library staff members’ own selves and these library staff members’ very positions.  The things library staff members can be skilled with written and oral communication especially as the likes of these things apply to dealing with library patrons and with a library’s community enough while in managing to inform library patrons where the locations of library items with whatever particular subjects they have can be found.  Library employees can also explain how these library items are categorized in the libraries the library employees themselves work for.  Library employees can even know the differences between the Dewey Decimal Library Classification System and the Library Of Congress Library Classification System.  Library employees including librarians can learn how to be skilled in communication not only through ordinary oral and written skills but through using various tools, various techniques and also other skills like technological skills.  Library employees can even gain strategists’ skills with what library’s/libraries’ items they choose to purchase from recommended library’s/libraries’ items described on lists of such items recommended to a library and/or to libraries for purchasing, effectively enhancing libraries’ success in giving library patrons and libraries’ communities what they want and need.  Plus, if libraries and their staff members don’t give library patrons and libraries’ communities what they want and need, not only will library patrons not want to come to libraries, but libraries themselves could loose their communities’ respect for them.

Suggestions even have been made that 3.0 librarians, librarians in general and others amongst library staff members do not only require ordinary oral and written communication skills, but the use of various skills in tools and techniques, conflict resolution skills, negotiation skills, marketing skills, advocacy skills, lobbying skills, diplomacy skills, promotion skills and very good presentation skills, as stated in the Sci-Tech Connect Official Website Elsevier Section PDF Document called “Facing Contemporary Challenges in Modern Librarianship” (http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Facing_Contemporary_Challenges_in_Librarianship.pdf).  If library employees learn about the skills in and about the library competency of managing to demonstrate the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, then they can know what it is that would require them to put to use whatever tools and whatever techniques they might need for when they interact with library patrons, libraries’ entire communities, other libraries and important people, especially including library employees who are seeking to become librarians.  The same itself goes for library employees who already have become librarians, be they library employees who rose through library employee position titles, ranks, etc., or librarians amongst library employees who have become librarians after completing degrees.  Having said these things, libraries can serve their patrons’ and communities’ wants and needs, gain their appreciation, gain their acceptance and most importantly, gain their respect.

Some important questions for library staff members to ask themselves is which one between them all is the most fitting term out of the library terms “patron, “customer”, “user”, “borrower”, “client”, “member” and “visitor”; which of these very spoken terms is most correct and other such questions, as stated on the Public Libraries Online Website Article called “Customers or Patrons? How You Look at Your Librarys Users Affects Customer Service” (http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2015/03/customers-or-patrons-how-you-look-at-your-librarys-users-affects-customer-service/).  Having said that, one reason for the importance of the library competency of managing to demonstrate the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community and the imperative nature of the reasons as to how it’s important that library staff members learn about this competency and the skills for it, is that with the skills for this competency and it itself, library staff members can know which words in library terminology are appropriate to use for anyone within a library’s community as a whole.  Library staff members can also be better equipped to if and when it is time for changes such as updates and revisions in the ways they align vocabularies with their libraries’ visions so that communities can better learn how to be appreciative and be able to understand the roles of their libraries.  If library staff members learn about this competency and the skills for it, they can learn to use the right vocabulary terms in libraries with library users and other such individuals and even help community members understand and be grateful of the roles played in them by libraries.

The library competency of managing to demonstrate the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, the skills in this competency and the importance and the reasons for the importance of library employees in learning these things can also be effective in their being able to work with library patrons even if they include difficult peoples, due to the fact that library staff members will be required to be courteous in communication with library patrons even if difficult and even constantly monologue-talking in the middle of libraries, all as stated in the EBSCOhost Ivy Tech Library Website Version-Found PDF Document called “Into Every Professional Life, a Little Moon Will Shine: Dealing with Subproblem Patrons” (http://web.b.ebscohost.com.indianapolis.libproxy.ivytech.edu.allstate.libproxy.ivytech.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=4aa6d96b-e459-4c9e-9042-dbd2a0e15bd9%40sessionmgr105&vid=0&hid=130).  This source itself goes on to describe a hypothetical scenario in which even if you or any other library staff member would want to tell a patron going on about that very patron’s younger years in life in a monologue and ignoring you or any other library staff member’s attempt to get that patron’s attention all the while, you and all other library staff members must be courteous to such a library patron, like every other library patron.  That includes in resisting the urge to tell such a patron to shut that library patron’s own mouth up, as a library staff member may not speak to an irritating library patron without regard to how irritating that library patron is, just like how it is that a library staff member may not speak that way to any other library patron.  In fact, a library staff member must be courteous to all library patrons and that does include library patrons who are irritating because of their constant monologue speeches.  If there are any library staff members with anger and/or temper issues who are learning about the library competency of managing to demonstrate the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, then these very library staff members that I have described can learn of some reasons as to why they both ought to and should learn how to control their tempers.  If they and any other library staff member learn what I have described, then all library staff members can have some good reasons to control their emotions when dealing with library patrons.  Having said these things, library staff members can therefore learn to prove themselves to be good employees for libraries, even to library patrons including library patrons who irritate library staff members as a result of their monologue-speeches and library patrons who irritate library staff members as a result of whatever other reasons of the kind that are enough to drive these library staff members.  Therefore, library staff members can learn how to even develop more patience when dealing with library patrons and even the library’s community.  If they learn how to use the skills in and how to use the library competency of managing to demonstrate the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, they can learn more reasons for patience, along with emotional, mental and sanity control.

I myself gained experience from learning the skills in and experience from the library competency of managing to demonstrate the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, as I recall from memory that I am also using for recitation, either from my time spent in the 2013 Ivy Tech Spring Semester LIBR 103 Ivy Tech Library Online Class, the 2013 Ivy Tech Fall Semester LIBR 104 Ivy Tech Library Online Class, the 2014 Ivy Tech Semester LIBR 105 Ivy Tech Library Online Class, the 2015 Ivy Tech Spring Semester LIBR 201 Ivy Tech Library Online Class, the 2015 Ivy Tech Spring Semester LIBR 203 Ivy Tech Library Online Class or the 2015 Ivy Tech Fall Semester LIBR 200 Ivy Tech Library Online Class.  Having said these things, in either case, I took on an assignment of creating a list of items recommended by people and libraries’ vendors’ warehouses for purchase by libraries to make available to make check-outs and/or to make interlibrary loan requests of and/or that someone such as myself would be willing to buy-all the while hypothetically speaking.  I also have memory of gaining skills in the library competency of managing to demonstrate the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community in either the LIBR 104 Ivy Tech Fall 2013 Ivy Tech Library Online Class, the LIBR 105 Ivy Tech Fall 2014, the LIBR 203 Ivy Tech 2015 Spring Semester and/or LIBR 201 Ivy Tech 2015 Spring Semester Ivy Tech Online Library Classes or the LIBR 200 Ivy Tech 2015 Fall Semester Ivy Tech Online Library Class, in either case which and where I took on an assignment in which I described what to do and what not to do as a library staff member when dealing with difficult library employees.  My aforementioned type of experience that I got from what I have described in this paragraph here was also gained when, from what I recall from memory I am using more of for recitation, when I completed a discussion board posting in either 2013 Ivy Tech Spring Semester LIBR 103 Ivy Tech Library Online Class, the 2013 Ivy Tech Fall Semester LIBR 104 Ivy Tech Library Online Class, the 2014 Ivy Tech Semester LIBR 105 Ivy Tech Library Online Class, the 2015 Ivy Tech Spring Semester LIBR 201 Ivy Tech Library Online Class, the 2015 Ivy Tech Spring Semester LIBR 203 Ivy Tech Library Online Class or the 2015 Ivy Tech Fall Semester LIBR 200 Ivy Tech Library Online Class.  In either case, I was required to name examples of the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, again as I recall.  In an attempt to find out some about some examples, I had made a phone call with the Dupont Allen County Public Library Reference Librarian and the Downtown Fort Wayne Allen County Public Library Reference Librarian.  In both of these phone calls, both individuals gave me the same information about examples of the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community like the examples they named for me.  These examples of the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community are the usage of Microsoft Office Suite Products, which consists of Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office PowerPoint and others, as library staff members use these software programs for typing documents, establishing spreadsheets, establishing PowerPoints and other purposes.  Other examples include skills in the usage of Advanced Google Search and Google Scholar.  There is also recitation skills for example, as library staff members would need to list sources used for citation.  Skills in the usage of online databases for research is also a notable example of the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, as library staff members use these, like anyone else, for research and to locate bibliographies on online database postings.  There is another example of the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community in skills with the usage of digital products.  With skills in the usage of digital products, library staff members can know how to show library patrons how digital products can be used.  Skills in the usage of library mobile apps are also included digital products usage skills amongst the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, as library staff members can explain to library patrons how library mobile apps work and how to work with library patrons in how library patrons can place holds, deal with fines, library hours, library locations and how eBooks can be read on library patrons’ mobile devices through these library mobile apps.  There is also the skills in helping library patrons finding books in library online catalogs, as many library patrons are dependent on library staff members to help them find books that meet their needs, wants, interests and other things.  Each of these are all examples of the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community.  Therefore, if library employees learn about the skills in and about using the Library Competency of the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, then library employees will know about examples of the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, each of which they could use to prove that they can help library patrons out, all the while as a result of their managing to demonstrate the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community.

If library employees learn about how to gain the skills in and about the library competency of managing to demonstrate the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, then library staff members will know what to do in regards to each of the things I have described in the first, second, third and fourth paragraphs here, and I myself have gained experience in learning about the skills in and the library competency of how to have managed to demonstrate the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communications and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, from having taken on assignments like the kinds I have described and in either of the LIBR Ivy Tech Seasonal Semester Annual Ivy Tech Online Library Classes that I have described, all the while in the fifth paragraph here.  I also gained information about examples of the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community such as the examples I have described, all the while during my phone calls with the Reference Librarian of the Dupont ACPL and the Downtown Fort Wayne ACPL Library Branches.  That being said, if library employees learn about gaining the skills in and about the library competency of managing to demonstrate the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community, then they’ll not only learn each reason for the importance of these things that I have described in the first four paragraphs above this one, but they will also know examples of the foundational intellectual skills involved in written and oral communication and basic mathematical calculations especially as they apply to dealing with library patrons and the library’s community that they can use while working with library patrons, such as the examples that I have described in the fifth paragraph above this one.  Examples of skills such as these skills’ examples will therefore allow them to better be able to work with library patrons, as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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